Diane, Alela / To Be Still
Album:To Be Still Collection:General
Artist:Diane, Alela Added:Feb 2009
Label:Rough Trade 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-06-07 Pull Date:2009-08-09 
Week Ending:Aug 9Aug 2Jul 26Jul 19Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 30, 2013:Moon
The Alder Trees
4.Jul 23, 2009:in the groove
Tatted Lace
2.Aug 06, 2009:Happy Hour
White As Diamonds
5.Jul 12, 2009:Jokers Wild
Age Old Blue
3.Jul 29, 2009:B-Side Sub
To Be Still
6.Jul 10, 2009:Time Traveler
White As Diamonds

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-22 
Beautiful, folky, female singer-songwriter material from Nevada City/ Portland. In line with some of the folk-revival singers (Vashanti Bunyan?) or current folk/ freak folk singers (Joanna Newsome or Gillian Welch) with strong, stylized, octave-jumping, vocals. A great voice. Individual songs are good but the album is a bit too much of the same.

My picks: 1, 2, 7 FCC: none detected
1. med-slow, guitar, plenty of pedal steel and strong, octave-jumping vocals.
2. mid tempo. finger-picked guitar and prominent fiddle. Lots of harmony vocals. drums + cello later. pretty song.
3. mid tempo. drenched in pedal steel. light drums + fingerpicked guitar as well. a bit too wandering.
4. mid tempo, with a lilt to it. most vocals, w/ violin flourishes.
5. mid tempo, again with a lilt to it.
6. mid tempo. constant, pensive guitar + violin.
7. slow. plodding drums under vocals with guitar only entering later. mandolin added later. compelling song.
8. mid tempo. finger-picked guitar. dark song with mandolin and piano flourishes.
9. med-fast but subdued. A light and airy song. primarily guitar but also banjo + more.
10. mid tempo. mostly finger-picked guitar and vocals. simple and quite nice.

Track Listing
1.Dry Grass & Shadows 6.The Alder Trees
2.White As Diamonds 7.My Brambles
3.Age Old Blue 8.The Ocean
4.To Be Still 9.Every Path
5.Take Us Back 10.Tatted Lace
 11.Lady Divine