Tuesday, November 15, 2005

o, danielle.

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now, everyone who reads the armchair novelist knows that i don't regularly champion bands/artists; deconstructing popular culture is more my forte. however, last night, i was checking my myspace account for fresh cherries from yakima [shameless plug: http://www.myspace.com/freshcherriesfromyakima], and i had a friend request from a young lady that makes music. i went to the site, and her music was so fucking good that i was amazed that i had never heard of her.

this is from her myspace site:

Danielle Stech Homsy was born into visions and questions. With a gay Syrian painter and a Ukrainian flamenco dancer for parents, peculiar circumstance and mysterious blessings were the norm, laying the foundation for the peculiar and mysterious artistic expression that would eventually come. Danielle's songwriting reflects a vast scope of influence from techno to traditional folk to early and contemporary classical, drawing on literature as well as music, from ancient to avant, and incorporating elements of chance. Her crystalline vocals, delicately strummed baritone ukulele and found sonic elements evoke the strange delight of a dream where the dreamer's authority is always in question. In her own words, it is "music that wants to listen as much as be heard." Danielle has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Tim Fite, Devendra Banhart, CocoRosie, Larry Yes, and the Art of Flying. She is a part of the French/International collective the Black and White Skins, and her song "Everyone is Someone's" was released this year on a compilation of the same title. Her album A Bride's Guide to Waiting Music (purchase on website) is an art object inside and out. It is not to be missed.

my advice to you all is go to her myspace site, listen to "tiger trap" and "everyone is someone's" [fuck it, listen to everything, but those two are my favorites] put her on your blog, and PLEASE DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO MAKE THIS WOMAN FAMOUS! if anyone deserves it, it's her. http://www.myspace.com/daniellestechhomsy

p.s. i don't think the young ladies in cocorosie are racist. i was overreacting. i even like some of their music [keyword: some. it's really hit-and-miss].


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