Date: 2009-01-17 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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.

Date: 2009-01-17 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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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