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Mile End

Some of you may have noticed that I've been posting a collection of visual voice memos from the last couple months. Like all of us songwriters, we jot down lyrics, record snippets of melodies, progressions or anything that we can possibly use down the road. Although the songs I primarily write have lyrics to them, I also have a strong affection for solo guitar pieces. It started on my first record. I had a couple of solo guitar interludes to round it all out, and there was always a piece of me that wanted to explore that side of myself even deeper. Something about playing on your own, having a rough arrangement and theme and then seeing where it takes you is a cathartic experience. I wanted to see what would happen if I could put down an entire album worth of "Visual Voice Memos".

The album is called 'Mile End' and the vinyl is exclusive on here!

Some of you may have noticed that I've been posting a collection of visual voice memos from the last couple months. Like all of us songwriters, we jot down lyrics, record snippets of melodies, progressions or anything that we can possibly use down the road. Although the songs I primarily write have lyrics to them, I also have a strong affection for solo guitar pieces. It started on my first record. I had a couple of solo guitar interludes to round it all out, and there was always a piece of me that wanted to explore that side of myself even deeper. Something about playing on your own, having a rough arrangement and theme and then seeing where it takes you is a cathartic experience. I wanted to see what would happen if I could put down an entire album worth of "Visual Voice Memos".

The album is called 'Mile End' and the vinyl is exclusive on here!

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Mile End

Ariel Posen
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$ 30.00
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)
Digital Download Included
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Project DetailsMile End

Format
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
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This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased.
Project duration
Oct 5 2021 05:00 ~ Nov 5 2021 05:00 UTC
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Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
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Ariel Posen's music occupies the space between genres. It's a rootsy sound that nods to his influences — heartland rock & roll, electrified Americana, blue-eyed soul, R&B, Beatles-inspired pop — while still moving forward, pushing Posen into territory that's uniquely his own. He turns a new corner with Headway, a solo album that finds the songwriter taking stock of his personal and musical progress.

Posen began recording Headway in December 2019, one week after wrapping up international touring in support of his acclaimed debut, How Long. He'd been on the road for a year and a half, playing shows across the U.K., Europe, America, and his native Canada. Along the way, Posen had received standing ovations not only from his audiences, but also from outlets like Rolling Stone, who dubbed him "a modern-day guitar hero," Music Radar listing him as a fan voted top 10 rock guitarist of the year, and the Western Canadian Music Awards, who nominated him for Breakout Artist of the Year.

Coming back home to Winnipeg, he began sifting through the new songs he'd written between tour dates. Many of them had already been tested on the road, their arrangements whittled into shape by a group of road warriors at the top of their game. Practically all of them were about the process of evolution — of making progress in life, love, and all points in between. Those themes were reflected in the music itself, which presented a crisper, clearer picture of Posen as a songwriter. If How Long had been his introduction to the roots-music world, then Headway was something different: a sharply-defined snapshot of a musician who has truly crystallized his sound.

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