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Songs Your Mother Never Sang You
Genre: Alternative Rock
Needle s debut CD, Songs Your Mother Never Sang You, blends Steve Beck s low-fi minimalist arrangements with Julie Cornett s collection of lullabies and symphonic sagas. The CD is the product of musical ideas and experime... more »
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Needle s debut CD, Songs Your Mother Never Sang You, blends Steve Beck s low-fi minimalist arrangements with Julie Cornett s collection of lullabies and symphonic sagas. The CD is the product of musical ideas and experimentation under the influence of green tea and red wine. Occasionally Christine Banks would stop by and add a touch of spice with her violin. Recently featured on NPR, Needle strives for honesty in its music, keeping where possible early takes marked by inspiration. Acoustic guitars and distortion, analog synthesizers, old time pianos along with toy xylophones and a cocktail drum helped shape these songs of battles won, souls sucked in, and hands held up in surrender. Included on the CD is a dreamlike remake of Neil Young s classic hit "Helpless".
Cool, Soothing Sounds for a Hectic World
Roland Goity | Sunny SoCal Suburbia | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Needle's debut is a lush, medicinal shot of lo-fi, something we all need at times. Julie's lovely voice is well complemented by Steve's backing arrangements, the words drip off her tongue, achingly at times, and--though Needle's sound is decidedly mellow--the tracks here earn constant attention thanks to the duo's songwriting acumen. Needle creates a musical atmosphere that's always welcome. Think Cowboy Junkies, with a bit more light and air..."
Lush and mellow
m.s.adams | morris county, NJ USA | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"at sixty five, i still struggle to find unique expressions of listenable and lyrical music and this is one of them, hopefully to be idealistic with another offering to keep the uniqueness. all too often the honesty and pith of a first compilation disappears in the rat race to become famous. this album is the real thing, and if you seed a pandora station with 'needle' you will find a lot of great honest music in the same vain that you can find on amazon. one of my favorites that came up tonite is 'robinella'."