Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Post to Wire
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Sub Pop Records in Seattle was the originator of grunge rock; in the years since Nirvana's rise, the label has focused on diversifying with topnotch talent in all fields. Producer Steve Fisk has emerged as a secret weapon,... more »
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Sub Pop Records in Seattle was the originator of grunge rock; in the years since Nirvana's rise, the label has focused on diversifying with topnotch talent in all fields. Producer Steve Fisk has emerged as a secret weapon, collaborating with artists to ensure that their sound is unique yet not overwhelmed by intrusive arrangements. Heather Duby is a Portland native who moved to Seattle to work with acts such as Evil Tambourines and Maktub. Duby established a relationship with Fisk, trading tapes and working out the schematics of what's become this texturally rich, subliminally somber song cycle. British singer Beth Orton has beaten everyone to the punch commercially, lining folk tunes with trip-hop beats, but while Duby works in similar fashion, the outcome is closely hewed to the 4AD label's line of gothic psychedelia. The tunes work together to form a feeling not unlike that of traipsing through an old, drafty Victorian house with the black lights and lava lamps on overdrive. --Rob O'Connor
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Great debut from a talented artist.
Jon Huff | IL United States | 02/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this CD up on a suggestion of a fellow Dido fan. It's a great CD. Heather Duby really combines some great electronic melodies and her own beautiful vocals to create a haunting, moving sound. The lyrics themselves are also very well done, evoking some strong feelings from this reviewer."
Post to Wire is hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing.
Jon Huff | 11/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heather Duby's voice is a revelation--often melancholic, it's still uplifting, beautiful and otherworldly. On Post to Wire, Duby delivers her layered, ethereal melodies and harmonies over moody, electronic-tinged soundscapes and beats that float in and out of consciousness. Perfection."
Very enjoyable, but...
Jon Huff | 11/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this CD. Heather has a great voice, and most of her songs are beautiful. Tracks 5 and 6 are the best. The only thing that bothers me is that toward the end of the album, the songs start to meander. Track 8 is too long, and the last two songs could use more vocals and less techno-y music. I'm not complaining really, because I like these songs, but they pale in comparison to the amazing music that fills the rest of the album."