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Ex:Re - 'Ex:Re ' Released On LP/CD, Rough Trade Album Of The Month
Ex:Re : 'Ex:Re ' Released On LP/CD, Rough Trade Album Of The Month
5th February 2019

Ex:Re - the solo recordings of Elena Tonra from Daughter - is now available worldwide on vinyl and CD, after the digital release of the album late last year.

The album is Rough Trade's Album of the Month, and they will be celebrating by offering an exclusive limited blue pressing of the vinyl with a free CD featuring live versions of four tracks recorded at Hoxton Hall, London in November 2018.

+ You can buy the standard black LP/CD from 4AD here +
+ You can buy the limited edition blue LP and CD from Rough Trade here +
+ You can stream the album, and download, on all services here +

"A spacious, raw record." - Q
"The overall effect is immersive, wallowing, sad but often beautiful." - Uncut
"Fascinating but demanding debut." - MOJO
"An album that's fully formed, rich and deeply affecting." - DIY
"A beautifully understated mood piece and Tonra's finest work to date, with or without the band."
Loud And Quiet

Running parallel to Daughter, Tonra assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need. 

Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters.  Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there.  Writing took a year but the recording process lasted mere months, turning to Fabian Prynn (4AD’s in-house engineer and producer) and composer Josephine Stephenson on cello to help bring Ex:Re to life.

Last month Tonra shared the stunning visuals for 'The Dazzler'.  Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (creators of Daughter’s triptych of videos for their second record Not To Disappear), the video imagines ‘The Dazzler’ as the hotel depicted in Tonra’s lyrics and places the magnificent British actress Maxine Peake languishing alone in one of its rooms (with cameo appearance from Tonra).