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Most recent release, I Awake (2013)
Sarah Blasko's site
Inara George, Carina Round; shades of Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, and Fiona Apple possibly
The Overture & the Underscore is her first full-length CD release, but she *has* been around for a while. She released an EP previously, Prelusive in 2002. And before then she used to front a band called Acquiesce who released their EP, Aa is for acquiesce in 1999. Don't bother looking for these in your local shops, the odds of finding them are probably about as good as winning lotto... (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Sarah Blasko—vocals, snare, cymbals, tambourine
Joey Waronker—drums, percussion
Wally Gagel, Sarah Blasko, Robert F. Cranny
Sarah Blasko has one of those voices I could listen to all damn day. It's pretty and sexy while being strong and forceful at the same time. There's a twinge of smoke to it too.
2006 (Australia), 2007 (U.S.)—Universal Music Australia—B0009815-02
Sarah Blasko—drum programming, synth, vibraphone, organ, Wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, string arrangement (1), vocal arrangement (3, 11), vocals
Robert F Cranny—bass guitar, guitar, acoustic, electric, and nylon string guitars, synth bass, SH-101, organ, piano, mellotron, Wurlitzer, string synth, harmonium, synth, sampler, drum machine, guitar feedback (12), vocals (8), vocal arrangement (3, 11), string arrangement (1, 3, 4, 12), bassoon arrangement (3)
Sarah Blasko, Robert F Cranny & Jim Moginie
This is a stellar follow-up to an impressive debut album, and I'm so glad it's finally available in the States. What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have is full of richness and complexity, and what I like about it is as hard to define as what I like about The Overture & the Underscore. I can say that, in comparison, What the Sea Wants... is slower in tempo, more meditative. This isn't something I noticed until getting to one of the more upbeat, "pop" songs on the album that sounded like it would fit right in on The Overture & the Underscore. There are also some lovely, haunting choruses. Bottom line: If you liked The Overture & the Underscore, you will like What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have too. And if you haven't discovered Sarah yet, this is a great place to start. (JoAnn Whetsell)
2009 (Australia), 2010 (U.S.)—Universal Music Australia
I've never been able to quite finger how this album differs from its predecessors (it seems somehow lighter, dreamier—at least in places—and I think there are some instruments Sarah hasn't used before) but what's really important is that it's just as good. (JoAnn Whetsell)
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Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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