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DESERT CAMOUFLAGE

MODERN OBJECTS FOR PRIMITIVE LIVING

Very excited to add a new art object for my series MODERN OBJECTS FOR PRIMITIVE LIVING.   DESERT CAMOUFLAGE  (Brass, Ocher, Clay and Wood Ash).  To read more about the project click here.

Vinyl Available

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NPR ALBUM REVIEW

"..It was there, in one of North America's hottest places, that Beletic communed with the wild, mystical beast of rock 'n' roll, communing with its spirits and, amidst a trail of bleached skeletons, found stories that needed telling...."

 

 

Hello All!! Vinyl for Legends is available again!!  If you want to stock your collection with Legends Tunes.  Click below!!  Thanks for all the amazing enthusiasm and support out there!!

The Circle Motif

I just finished a new series of mineral paintings exploring the symbolism of the circle motif.

The circle is one of the symbols that dates back to the pre-history of human culture.  As a geometric form it occurs in the earliest paintings on cave walls.  It has a widespread and universal interpretive phenomenology; often metaphor for emergence, life, egalitarian cosmologies, the cyclical timescale of nature, infinity and seasons.  The symbolism of sitting in a circle, has extensive radiation among primitive and modern societies alike.  

Available at the LA Gallery Tappan Collective.

 

SECRETLY IMPORTANT NAMES LEGENDS 2016 TOP 10

 
 

Thank you Secretly Important for including Legends of These Lands Left to Live on your top 10 list of 2016.  Completely floored and excited!! Couldn't be more honored!!

"..believe me I talked about it to an unhealthy degree, this is one of those albums that gave me everything I wanted in an album beautifully." - Brian Schneider

Read the full review and check out the other 9 albums here.

The Revue Favorite Gems of 2016

Thanks to the Revue for the awesome writeup and including my album in your favorite gems of 2016!!  Check out the full article HERE.

Ali Beletic is an artist who plays by her own rules. Forget elaborate studios and succumbing to the forces of the industry, Beletic – to use an old cliché – marches to the beat of her own drum. She is essentially a modern-day version of James Dean or a younger Patti Smith, and her debut, Legends of These Lands Left To Live, personified her “rebellious nature”.

Brimming with edgy and moody indie and garage rock, the record was raw, gritty, and at times visceral. It represented Beletic’s life-changing journey from the concrete jungle of New York City to the quiet, hard life of the Sonoran Desert. But the album was more than just a personal diary. It also was one that challenged our conception of the relationship between the natural and material worlds. Legends, as such, introduced us to one of the biggest surprises of the year and to a singer-songwriter to watch for years to come. But unlike Dean, Beletic isn’t a rebel without a cause. Quite the opposite, she is one that influence a whole new generation of rebellious singer-songwriters. ~~ Ben

New York Mag's The Cut

Super stoked feature interview on The Cut / New York Magazine and new collaboration with Coachtalking what it means to be authentically American. Click the link below to read the full article, talking leaving New York, personal rebellion, land art and nomadic regionalism. Read on for insights of what it’s like following in the footsteps of the archetypical American artist-nomad, and how she’s pioneering her own way.

Rebel with a Cause :)

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THANK YOU!!!! WOW!! Couldn't be more honored and stoked!!!

"Ali Beletic is a rebel with a cause, a modern-day version of James Dean who is no longer willing to play by the regular rules of engagement. Instead, she was going to do things her own way.... A rebel who just might become a living legend alongside Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, and Dan Auerbach."  - THE REVUE

Read the full review here...

NEW WORKS celebrated over at Tappan, Culver City

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NEW WORKS AVAILABLE OVER AT TAPPAN, as part of the recent group show.  Pictured here are the debut of a new direction for my Brass and Ceramic Firebowls.  A Collaboration with the art wise ceramist Romy Northover.  For those of you who can't make it down, they are available for purchase at Tappan Online.

T A P P A N  
8840 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.tappancollective.com

Artists:  Rosemarie Auberson, Ali Beletic, Molly Berman, Eric Choken, Daniel Fletcher, Martinet & Texerau, Romy Northover, Claire Oswalt, Anna Veldez

Secretly Important calls Legends one of the best...

http://www.secretly-important.com/review-ali-beletic-legends-lands-left-live/

http://www.secretly-important.com/review-ali-beletic-legends-lands-left-live/

WOW! What a review!! Thank you so much to Brian Snider of Secretly Important for the super thoughtful review.  What an honor!!  He dug in and told the story of the record, as well as the story of Lightning! Thanks so much!!

"Holy shit, I knew long before I heard this track that Legends… was going to be one of this years best, but that song [Dead Serious] sealed its fate as one of the best albums I’ve ever reviewed."  - Brian Snider, Secretly Important

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

Album Streaming over at Stereogum

Album live over on Stereogum! Thanks for the thoughtful review by Collin Robinson. 

On Legends Of These Lands Lost she shares her nomadic spirit beautifully. Her low, sultry tone commands expansive guitar lines ranging from the rustic twang of Ennio Morricone to the soulful chicken grease chords of Skip James and the crunch of proto-punk. Her lyrics forcefully and gorgeously evoke a connection to lands lost and romanticized through time. Stripped of all the intrigue and introspection her roaming inspires, the album is still just good, versatile straight-up rock-n-roll, from tender ballad to rumbling, distorted anthem. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

New Song out on IMPOSE

New song titled Ends of the Earth premiering on Impose today. This one is dedicated to all my artist friends. Couldn't be more honored and excited!! Check it out!!  LISTEN HERE!

Thanks for the thoughtful review:

"The song is sparse and concentrated, with the alternating strum and wail of two guitars, later a subdued piano—even as it builds to a crashing chorus it refuses to scatter, instead garnering a terrifying concentration not too far off from Patti Smith’s growling fury and triumph on Horses. The heartfelt line “We’ve lived so well” sinks deeper with each reiteration and each breath between, and it’s hard not to be swayed. " - Impose / Amelia Pitcherella

Amazing Review in Berlin Art Magazine Ignant

Couldn't be more honored to be featured up on IGNANT next to JR and Christo.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!

"Living and working in the Sonoran desert,  Ali Beletic creates an experience allowing access to ancient emotions and latent instincts through her conceptual art installations. From traditional gallery and field work to adventure-driven parties, Beletic’s intention is to evoke wild instincts within the context of the art world. And so the motives such as primeval rituals, vast natural spaces and liberating journeys carry throughout her work, inviting the viewers – or participants – to recreate the experience of their ancestors."   - IGNANT

 

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SEE THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.