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Oh Vanille/Ova Nille
'This record is by my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City. I'm so happy to be alive at the same time she is because I get to see her perform. It's her and guitar or her and piano or her and harmonium. Her lyrics are so good, when I play this for people they stop doing everything and are quiet for hours after.'
Devendra Banhart. "Diane Cluck's hauntingly clear voice weaves melodies full of love and pain through her intentionally sparse arrangements of piano, acoustic guitar and harmonium. Perfect as they are, any additional instrumentation would be unnecessary adornments on these 'skeleton' songs, as she calls them. A classical training and obsession with Erik Satie has instilled a tasteful minimalism. Her recordings have been self released until now in a fashion similar to the manner in which she records them: deliberate, hesitant and beautiful." 2nd edition in regular printed sleeve.
Black With Green Leaves/Macy's Day Bird
"This deluxe double CD, priced the same as a single disc, pairs up Diane Cluck's second full length album
Macy's Day Bird
with the EP titled
Black With Green Leaves
. Both were originally released by Diane in elaborate, tiny handmade editions. These are arguably Diane's most compelling, immediate and striking records and it was these two recordings that originally caught the ear of Important Records in 2001.
Macy's Day Bird/Black With Green Leaves
is highly recommended to Diane's many new fans who picked up on her after the release of
Oh Vanille/Ova Nil
in early 2005. The attentive listener will find her hauntingly clear voice weaving melodies of love, pain and city life through sparse arrangements of piano, acoustic guitar and harmonium. This material is newly restored/mastered by James Fei."
VERY FRIENDLY (UK)
"These songs were recorded at home from 2001-2004. Spontaneous songs, not like those worked on/recreated for live shows. For me they are direct communication. I have no idea what, if anything they might mean to other people. It feels good to offer them that way. Sometimes I'm asked why or it's assumed I intend to make 'lo-fi' recordings -- it's really just that when the baby's coming you don't always have time to sterilize the rags. When I hear a recorded song the music rises up & out from any tape hiss, digital clicking, etc... In my experience it doesn't interfere with what's happening/being conveyed. What is happening? An attempt to share & to connect thwarts & acceptances." -- Diane Cluck. Melodic innovation and off-kilter, bewitching harmonies -- an insanely beautiful album.
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