Needle is the collaboration of Julie Cornett and Steve Beck. Their debut
CD, Songs Your Mother Never Sang You,
blends Steve’s low-fi
minimalist arrangements with Julie’s collection of lullabies and symphonic
sagas. The CD is the product of musical ideas and experimentation under
the influence of green tea, smoke and carnitas. Occasionally Christine Banks
would stop by and add a touch of spice with her violin.
Needle strives for honesty in its music, keeping where possible early takes
marked by inspiration. Acoustic guitars and distortion, analog synthesizers,
old time pianos along with toy xylophones and a cocktail drum helped shape
these songs of battles won, souls sucked in, and hands held up in surrender.
Included on the CD is a dreamlike remake of Neil Young’s classic hit “Helpless”.