Thursday, July 20, 2006
Download: Trentalange -- "Lonely Land"
Former singer of the Seattle band Spyglass and a member of the most recent Crooked Fingers lineup, Barbara Trentalage has put out one emotionally stirring record of atmospheric rock that recalls the early Peter Gabriel work as well as the storytelling aspects of Nick Cave. Trentalange wrote, recorded and performed the vast majority of the album herself. Members of Crooked Fingers, Spyglass, and Head Like a Kite added flourishes before Trentalange joined producer Martin Feveyear (Rosie Thomas, The Dark Fantastic) and drummer Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees, Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle) at Seattle's Jupiter Studios to add the finishing touches of drums and vocals. Stunning stuff...and anybody who cites the first four Peter Gabriel records as an influence is okay by me!