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Unearthing a box of 1975 cassette tapes of his father’s old band, Mad Anthony, the recordings became the imprint for a familiar feeling Ben Schwab would end up chasing. The songs were timeless, effortless, and soulful. Awakening senses to the eternal quality of hidden or lost music, Ben’s project, Sylvie, fully encompasses that very same musical lineage and spirit living in those lost yet beloved time capsules.
True to Mad Anthony’s form and blissfully reminiscent of Laurel Canyon’s rootsy collaborative scene, Sylvie’s rolling folk-rock runs a strict go-with-the-flow policy. “I aspire to write timeless songs I could relate to 40 years from now,” he says. “Putting my own life experiences, friends and family into them, making Sylvie has been a spiritual pursuit.”