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Dicte


Country of origin:

Denmark

Type of music generally:

Tough, arty pop/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Parfume (2015)

See also:

Dicte's site

Wikipedia's entry on Dicte

Comparisons:

Sheryl Crow with a touch of Margot Smith

Covers/own material:

Mostly own, occasional co-writing

General comments:

Dicte's music is tough, but arty and occasionally has touches of Europop. Her vocals are mostly forceful, sultry, and low but there are occasional beautiful lilts and balladic moments—she certainly has a lot of range. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Between Any Four Walls is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Songs From Cinema Cafe (1990)
  • Between Any Four Walls (1994)
  • Voodoo Vibe (1996)
  • House of the Double Axe (1998)
  • This is Cool (2000)
  • Gone to Texas (2003)
  • Dicte & The Sugarbones (2006)
  • Tick Tock (2010)
  • THe Dark & Stormy Project (with Hempler, 2013)
  • Parfume (2015)

Between Any Four Walls

Release info:

1994—Pladecompagniet as—PCCD 8068

Availability:

Denmark

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Dicte Westergaard Madsen—vocals, guitar

Guest artists:

Kæv Gliemann—kayboards, programming, samples, string arrangement
Peter Lund—guitars
Søren Tramm—bass
Lars Daugaard—drums, percussion, cymbals
Fleshquartet—strings
     Jonas Lindgren—violin
     Orjan Högberg—viola
     Sebastian Öberg—cello
     Mattias Hellden—cello
Claus Hempler—backing vocals

Produced by:

Kæv Gliemann & Dicte Westergaard Madsen

Comments:

There's a lot of urgency and energy overall, but mostly this album feels really uneven to me. I'm not so fond of her out and out rock songs—they feel pretty dated—but tracks like "The Blue Skin" are really lovely and make it well worth tracking this down. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

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