VAJAGIC, ELIZABETH ANKA

STAND WITH THE SILLNESS OF THIS DAY (CONSTELLATION)

VAJAGIC, ELIZABETH ANKA - STAND WITH THE SILLNESS OF THIS DAY 48041
Format:
1 CD
Release:
27.06.2005
Label:
CONSTELLATION
Kat.-Nr.:
48041
Barcode:
0666561002824
With this debut recording, Elizabeth Anka Vajagic sets her vocals against a backdrop led by ragged guitars, moving from harrowing, dry-as-a-bone intimacy ("With Hopes Lost", "Iceland") to reverb-soaked torch-song balladry ("Around Here", "Sleep With Dried Up Tears"), and the odd explosive noise freak-out along the way ("Where You Wonder").

Vajagic's voice and lyrics are uniquely powerful, able to move across a considerable range while remaining guttural, unflinching and honest as hell.

Through much cross-pollination with the local noise/improv scene, Elizabeth assembled a fine cast of players to add textures and arrangements to the seven tracks on this record, making for an intense cycle of songs peppered with skittering drums, contrebasse, cello, harmonium, piano, bowed cymbals, and oud.

Guest players include Chris Burns and Simon Fazakerly (Crackpot) on guitars, Beckie Foon (Silver Mt.

Zion, Esmerine) on cello, Michel Langevin (Voivod) on drums, Fluffy Erskine (Molasses, Hrsta) on musical saw, Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush) on oud and Efrim (GYBE, SMZ) on piano, harmonium, guitar and backing vocals.

The album was recorded by Howard Bilerman at the original Hotel2Tango in Montreal.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WITH HOPES LOST
  • 1.2. AROUND HERE
  • 1.3. WHERE YOU WONDER
  • 1.4. ICELAND
  • 1.5. WHY
  • 1.6. AND THE SKY LAY STILL
  • 1.7. SLEEP WITH DRIED UP TEARS