Eastern European lullabies by this all-women vocal ensemble based in Oakland. Forget sweet “beddy-bye” tunes you usually associate with a lullaby. There’s an edge of darkness to it all, a hint of accepting that long ago your child might not wake up in the morning. All performed a capella w/glorious voices tightly arranged in beautiful harmonies.
*1. Slow and dark w/a droning chorus and a chime
*2. Relaxed, repetitive yet calming. Glorious voices.
3. Slow, hymn-like chant w/edge of night.
4. Nicely nasally lead with chorus follows, trills.
5. Lighter than the others, in English, about a butterfly. Like a game.
*6. Medley of 3 slow tunes, each with a gorgeous solo voice.
*7. Rhythmic cradle-rocking song w/sweet rounds of voices.
8. Delicate and sweet soloist, then spoken word story.
*9. Beautiful, haunting, dark. Gorgeous harmonies.
10. The addition of strings gives an operatic feel to this one.
*11. Vocal trio, exquisitely matched, like a religious chant.
12. Delicate and fragile w/a gentle stillness.
13. Warmly rhythmic, stately, elegant.
14. With various parts, like a conversation. Intricate & sad.
15. Layers of voices, moving and sweetly sad.
*16. Sweet, delicate and beautiful. Lyrical and warm.
17. Harmonium then something between a drone & a chant.
18. Sweet medley of lullabies loved by members of the band in a variety of languages. An interesting blend.