Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Could Lose
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
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Beatiful triphop with stunning female vox.
Craig L. Gidney | Washington, DC USA | 04/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Underwater, I Could Lose. This Chris Vrenna produced CD mixes moody electronics, skittering rhythms and the stunning voice of Melissa Mileski into a trip-hop masterpiece. The music has a dark feel, but it never loses sight of melody; it's highly reminiscent of Heather Duby's debut, with classical and ambient textures nesting in industrial-lite grooves. It's the perfect setting for Mileski's vocals. Whereas Duby's voice is distant and analytical, Mileski dives straight into the mess of human emotion. It's a melodramatic (in a good way) voice that goes from a slurred, operatic alto to an eerie little girl soprano. She reminds me of Alison Shaw of the Cranes, with greater depth and range. The sudden shifts she makes with her voice are unexpected and are thoroughly in service of the music, rather than showing off. The result is instant transportation to songs' emotional states."
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commoner03 | San Carlos, CA United States | 01/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"a touch of portishead, 12 rounds, nin, 242, and of course originalit"
..i wouldn't call it trip-hop....
C. Dare | nowhere | 12/31/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"..but that is one of the reasons to check this release out. not for everyone... melissa's vocals are morbidly mournful, and I Could Lose strays from a completely predictable path, at least as far as technique... her vocals rarely match the time signature of the beats, rather hovering around them in slow, washed-out trembling breaths that rise and fall.. likewise, while the influence of trip-hop and drum n bass is evident in some rhythm tracks, others dissolve into slow, moody pieces reminiscent of a film score. This album is far more accessible than Jeremy and Melissa's earlier work in Rosewater Elizabeth, however...always, in their work, the attention to transition is apparent, and the experience is best understood when listened to as an album.ultimately, in both the overall feel of the album and in the meanderings of individual tracks, what Underwater is striving for is difficult to describe, and i think they would like that.. this project rises above simple classifications such as "ethereal ambience" and "harsh, darkwave grooves" ... check out their recent single, red., to hear what is brewing in Atlanta.."