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The Elements (Second Person album)

The Elements is a special edition Post Trip Hop album produced by Second Person for Sellaband and was released on 9 August 2007.

The Elements
Studio album by
Released9 August 2007
RecordedOctober 2006 to July 2007
GenrePost Trip-Hop
Label- tba -
ProducerTony Platt and Mark Maclaine (The Silence)

This is the follow-up to the band's debut album, Chromatography, and was written by Julia Johnson, Mark Maclaine and Álvaro López at their studio in West London, UK. This album contains an exclusive set of tracks written for "believers" on the online music community, Sellaband. Using the website, fans raised a total of $50,000 to fund the album and since Second Person were the first UK band to achieve this goal the project has gained a great deal of worldwide media attention.[1][2]

In the latter stages of production the band were joined by legendary producer/engineer: Tony Platt who is best known for his work with Bob Marley, AC/DC and Iron Maiden amongst many others. A&R supervisor for this project was Adam Sieff (former Director of Jazz at Sony Music) and despite rumours of recording it in New York the band remained in London to record and mix the album at The London Recording Studios (formerly Sarm East Studios) and The Way Studios respectively. The album was mastered by Ray Staff at Alchemy, Soho.[citation needed]

The record is to be accompanied by an animated short film, of the same name, that will span the length of the entire album. The first chapter of this video is called "Wood" and premiered exclusively on the front page of three days before the album's official release on 9 August 2007. The story follows a young girl and her journey through a world of dragons and strange creatures. The story of the remaining four chapters remains a secret but animators and artists confirmed for this project include Everton Sebben, Katy Davis and Ben King. A number of guest animators will also join the team for different sections of the story and the new videos are due for release throughout the remainder of 2007.

Track listingEdit

  1. Wood
  2. Fire
  3. Earth
  4. Metal
  5. Water


  1. ^ Bobbie Johnson. "Fans put up funds for band's first album". the Guardian.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  • BBC 6 Music News Interview - (Thursday 15 Mar 2007)
  • The Guardian (UK Newspaper feature - Thursday 15 Mar 2007)
  • ITN National News UK - (Friday 16 Mar 2007)
  • BBC Radio 5 Live Interview - (Sunday 18 Mar 2007)
  • BBC Radio 2 Interview (The Weekender with Matthew Wright - 3 Nov 2006)
  • The Times Newspaper (UK): Knowledge Section (Saturday 26 Nov 2006)

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