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ARTIST
TITLE
The Lighthouse
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COSR 013CD COSR 013CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/28/2005

This is the magic debut solo record from the singer of the UK's The Raincoats, Ana da Silva. The Raincoats always collaborated on ideas and songs -- and played guitars. However, with this album, Ana da Silva wanted to do something different -- something she hadn't done before. She decided to buy a small digital instrument which has lots of sounds, a mini-keyboard, and a sequencer (programming all the notes and beats into its memory). All of the album, except "Modinha," was recorded with this instrument and her voice onto an 8-track digital recorder. Sometimes this was all very overwhelming, but at least it's all as she wants it to be, having written, played, recorded and mixed the whole album herself. For her, making The Lighthouse was a really challenging and stimulating experience -- she wanted the songs to express feelings and to create worlds in which the listener can roam in their own particular way. Simple, sing-song, child-like melodies, surrounded by rounded electronic textures and warm, organic instruments.