Alela Diane - To Be Still FLAC album
To Be Still" is the follow-up to Alela Dianes 2006 debut The Pirates Gospel which brought the Nevada City, CA-reared musician a passionate following across the Globe especially in europe where Alela has a huge .
Have you been wearing holes in your boots out there? Have you been kicking bones in the desert sand? There's a wolf inside the cave, and another in the clouds I've seen them chew and gnaw on the shadows in your eyes
Under exclusive license to Names Records from Alela Diane Menig. Matrix, Runout (CD): FR21169 CD 26655. Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L213. Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 3720.
Alela Diane Menig dedicates her second album to "the pines, the river and the ocean deep", all of which played a part in making this songwriter from rural northern California the moving artist she is. Her debut, The Pirate's Gospel - voted best album of 2007 by the Rough Trade chain - introduced her world of isolated hamlets and forests at dusk, and To Be Still expands on it with the vivid addition of mandolin, cello and banjo.
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Alela Diane Menig (born April 20, 1983), known as Alela Diane, is an American singer-songwriter from Nevada City, California. Diane was born in Nevada City, California on April 20, 1983. She grew up singing with her musician parents and performing in the school choir. Her first recordings were self-released in 2003 as Forest Parade.
Album · 2009 · 11 Songs. Alela Diane grew up in rural Northern California (in the same town as pal Joanna Newsom), surrounded by nature and her parents’ fondness for folk and bluegrass. With a voice as haunting as Cat Power, and as weightless and airy as Hope Sandoval, Diane’s music can be fragile and bracing at the same time. Pedal steel guitars and mournful hillbilly tones on tracks like Dry Grass & Shadows or Age Old Blue (where Michael Hurley joins Diane on vocals) are as luminous and tranquil as are her softer trills and the sparkling mandolins and 12-strings on tracks like To Be Still and The Ocean. Alela Diane recently became part of the Portland, OR music scene, and in 2009 lent her vocals to the Headless Heroes project, a collection of cover songs by artists as varied as Vashti Bunyan and Spaceman 3. To Be Still Alela Diane.
Alela Diane's new record may come as a pleasant surprise to those who haven't checked in on the Portland-based singer-songwriter since 2006's The Pirate's Gospel. On that charming but demo-ish jumble sale of an album Diane sorted through familiar folk forms (sea shanty, blues lament, narrative ballad) with a couple of chords and some sleepy arpeggios . Still, Diane thus far has played in the shadow of better-known Nevada City, Calif. product (and childhood friend) Joanna Newsom. As inevitable the comparison, it's not a very sensitive tool for evaluating either artists' work.
Alela Diane's album To Be Still is the first album I have purchased in quite a while. I'll admit, I discovered the song "Take Us Back" while playing The Walking Dead, in which I fell in love with the song as well as Alela's voice (after quite an emotional ending). After listening through a few times, and burning it onto a disc for my car (which is still in the CD player), I discovered that all of the songs were highly listenable. If you are like me, this is one of those albums that you will listen to over and over again on repeat.
To Be Still" is the follow-up to Alela Dianes 2006 debut The Pirates Gospel which brought the Nevada City, CA-reared musician a passionate following across the Globe especially in europe where Alela has a huge fan base. Recorded in Nevada City and Portland, Or. it's a gorgeous sonic expansion of her sparse debut, featuring pedal steel, violin and rustic percussion, with lyrics tangled up in brambles and foxtails and wind-whipped sea cliffs.