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Alela Diane & Wild Divine CD
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Alela Diane’s debut album, The Pirate’s Gospel (self-released in 2004, commercially released in 2007), was a collection of vivid snapshots, musings on life, love and mortality, and contemporary fables that seemed to tap way back into collective memory.
2009’s To Be Still was cut from similar cloth, but it also suggested that Diane’s voice – sweet and strong with a hint of a yell and an expressive catch in the throat – could benefit from being pitched against something more than a spartan guitar backing. This is precisely what happens here with her band Wild Divine, which includes husband Tom Bevitori and father Tom Menig, both on guitars. Producer and engineer Scott Litt – who has worked with Nirvana and R.E.M. - was impressed enough by the demos of this album to emerge from semi-retirement and get back behind the mixing desk.
Diane hails from northern Californian’s Gold Rush country, and it feels appropriate that her music is more brooding and introspective than the expansive, sunny sound that one habitually associates with the south of the state. The opener To Begin is a case in point, lyrically based on a session of hypnosis, with its hypnagogic observations like "Her dress is filigree / She tells me all her secrets then I’m back on the street," and the conundrum, "Know you the colour of the end of the end of the end?"
Although the music sounds fresh, there’s a feeling that old American folk forms have seeped into it. The two Toms weave a melodic mesh of picked and slide guitar on White Horse, which, with Jason Merculief’s syncopated drumming to the fore, invites comparisons with The Band.
As well as having a technically impressive voice, Diane wrenches out her song-stories from somewhere deep, investing even her most cryptic lyrics, like Elijah, with emotional heft. This is a vivid selection of songs underscored by a bittersweet poetry. When Diane muses on darker topics like love growing cold and fading away, there’s an energy to her words so that even a line like "Death is a hard act to follow" sounds wry and defiant, rather than mawkish.
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Top Customer Reviews
The haunting and oft time melancholic lyrics of the previous albums are still in evidence but are given a more up beat approach.
Still I think one of the outstanding artists of recent years and her music is the only thing I could thank Bob Harris for.
His playing of Pirates Gospel almost excuses his banal and self publicising radio career.
This album has less of a hook than others in the genre but this is a strong and dependable second album from the girl from Northern California's gold mines.
There is a hint of Laura Marling here somewhere, with that gentle catch in the throat that spins an emotion into the lyric that is both clever and astringent, the darker tone through this album keeps you mindful of a grounding in her work which can sometimes feel ethereal and optimistic, like a chain phrases like "Death is a hard act to follow" keep you on the shadowy side of the folk line.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a birthday present, and very well received . . . . . . . . . . .Published on 26 April 2013 by kml
-her songwriting was of the same calibre as her voice. I'm not saying she's a bad song writer, far from it, she's more than competent. Her voice, however, is simply magnificent. Read morePublished on 3 July 2011 by Ian Williams
It was to my great annoyance I missed news of the release of this album as this would normally be one of the few artists whose output would go on pre-order rather than `wait and... Read morePublished on 26 May 2011 by William J. Walker
I have been at two concerts by Alela Diane in Brussels, one three years ago and the second only yesterday. I regret that she is now surrounded by five instrumentalists. Read morePublished on 2 May 2011 by matilda special, Belgium