Brooklyn-based artist Anna Beckerman, known by her creative alias as Daneshevskaya, shares seven songs tied to her personal history on the album Long Is The Tunnel. Beckerman’s recording moniker (and real life middle name) comes from her Russian-Jewish great-grandmother, a person whose presence has always been felt although their paths never crossed in real life. Both her grandparents passed away while Beckerman wrote the songs that make up Long Is The Tunnel, and as much as stories about her grandmother — a poet and teacher — feel like “a version of me in the past,” they ignited a burning curiosity to color in the lines of where Beckerman came from. She often re-read her grandmother’s letters, which “conveyed longing in such a subtle and satisfying, realistic way,” a sentiment that can be applied to Beckerman’s own music.
While her debut EP Bury Your Horses stitched together the fixed points and mysteries of human connection, Long Is The Tunnel contemplates how the people you meet impact the pathway you travel.
Long Is The Tunnel is co-produced by Ruben Radlauer of Model/Actriz, Hayden Ticehurst and Artur Szerejko, and features contributions from Black Country, New Road's Lewis Evans.
Limited to 100 copies, the VMP exclusive edition of Daneshevskaya's Long Is The Tunnel is pressed on 1LP Cloudy Clear & Black Marble vinyl at GZ Vinyl, cut at 45 RPM. The record will arrive in a single, direct-to-board, foil-stamped and hand-numbered jacket along with a download code. It's mastered by Dan Millice at Dan Millice Mastering.