Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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The Beauty of Chaos
Bill Shafer | Somervillian, MA | 09/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The title "Being Visited," at first glance, suggests the chance for a brief encounter with the supernatural. In truth, what Lo Galluccio shares with the listener is something far from fleeting and literally overflowing with musicality and substance. The album summons moments of Tom Waits, Diamanda Galas, and Meryn Caydell. It drifts amongst the beat poets, yet manifests something totally original when it's through, a deft commingling of influence and experience.
Lo Galluccio's voice is compelling. Her manic and sultry vocals wrap melodies around the jazzy arrangements, at different moments flowing through, twisting within, and then dissecting the music. It's a beautiful example of harnessed chaos; magical at times and soothingly haunting.
The lyrically surreal verses are delivered with sly shyness, punctuated by percussion-heavy rhythms which draw you in, giving you just enough information to get you through each song. It's an intelligent approach that allows Lo to play with the listener and guide him/her in several directions at once. Even a classic song like the Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" is easily bent to her will without compromising the integrity of the original. There's a definite power to her voice which becomes even more evident when she holds it back, whispering her stories of insanity, pain, confusion, celebration, and healing. Lo Galluccio truly has a poet's soul and a mind worthy of exploration. I would seek out her second CD "Spell On You" and her book of poetry "Hot Rain" as well, to further her myth.