Annelies Monseré has been playing music solo since 2000. Initially the music was piano-based and mostly instrumental. Once she 'discovered' her voice, vocals became a main focus. The early songs had very simple structures and melodies, and the words were sparse and introvert. Musically, she experimented with different instruments such as cello, guitar, xylophone and melodica. Her debut album 'Helder' (released by BlueSanct) was described as "a delicate album, complete with beautiful cracks and loads of tape-hiss. [..." class="ext" target="_new"> an intensely intimate album". Other musicians, such as Wim Lecluyse (Circle Bros.), Ellen Evers (The Puddle Parade), Jessica Bailiff, Michael Anderson (dREKKa, Turn Pale), Nathan Amundson (rivulets), Justin Vollmar (Vollmar) and Nathan Vollmar (Vollmar) supported her on stage and contributed to her second album 'Marit' (release by Auetic). This gave the album a significantly warmer sound and a less solitary feel than her previous material. Her most recent output is a 7 inch called 'somewhere someone' on Morc Records. This ep features a Hammond organ for the first time. This instrument led to new approaches in songwriting. This release deviates clearly from previous releases, with a darker and harsher sound. Besides her solo materials she is also collaborating with Jessica Bailiff. An EP has been released by Morc Records. For the moment she is working on a third full length, on new music with Jessica Bailiff, and more.
annelies monseré + richard youngs - split series vol. 3