Date: 2009-01-17 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] symbioid.livejournal.com
Wait, wha?

That's... Lisa Gerard? No, that doesn't sound like her at all, wtf?

Date: 2009-01-17 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thedarksiren.livejournal.com
yes. It's from her last solo album, "The Silver Tree."

It's strange because you're likely used to her not singing words in DCD. All her solo stuff has words of some sort. I think the one is all Latin, actually.

But yes, it's her.
~8)

Date: 2009-01-17 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] symbioid.livejournal.com
The only non DCD I have is The Tempest (?) with Peter Bourke.

Hmm, the only english lyrics I can think of in DCD is The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

I dunno why, maybe it's the music itself. Her tone seems much lower here than I'm used to, or more poppy?

Cool, though. Just not what I expected when I clicked through to youtube and saw her name!

Date: 2009-01-17 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thedarksiren.livejournal.com
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a traditional Irish song, not something they wrote. Sinead O'Connor does a trip-hop version, which I heard before I ever DCD doing it! LOL

In DCD her voice was often used percussively, and it was more nasal-toned. She based a lot of her vocals on eastern training. This changed slightly on Spiritchaser, being a more south-American/ African influenced album. But you have to be listening for the changes, as they are really subtle.

Her voice is more centered now, at least in a Western sense. The tonality, AKA timbre, is more pure than it was before, and demonstrates more western inflections and cadences than her days with DCD and even Bourke.

I don't mind the changes. I adore her in any genre/ style.
I'm just sad I'm not a contralto, so I can't sing half of what she does (I'm a mezzo).

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