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Lacy James


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal ectronic alternative pop, sometimes with a world music flavour

Status:

Most recent release, Circles of Swallows (2013)

See also:

Lacy James's site

Comparisons:

Like a dancey Enya

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Ethereal vocals running over insistent, dancey drums (usually electronic, only occasionally unfortunately macine-y). The overall sound is varied—a touch dark, moody, insistent, though with plenty of more playful moments. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Great stuff. Has slightly synthetic drum sounds, but is otherwise brave and stunning music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:

  • Lovefeast (1992)
  • Circles of Swallows (2013)

Lovefeast

Release info:

1992—Mereminne—MM001

Availability:

See Lacy James's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Lacy James—vocals, keyboards, drum programming

Guest artists:

Jimmy Williams—bass (1)
Jim Gallagher—drums programming (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9), Gorilla Luv B vox (3)
Ron Kerber—WX7 (2, 4)
Erik Rex—guiltars (2, 9)
Jamie Arnold—bass (2, 3, 7, 9)
Rich Ivanisi—drums (3)
Shawnnea Lance—percussion (3)
Ron Howerton—percussion (3)
Mark Duffy—guitars (3, 7, 9)
Tony Ferrara—guitars, bass (4)
Brian Shaw—drum programming (7)
Lenny Seidman—tablas (8)
Joey Tayoun—doumbek (8)
Paul Alexandre John—Indian woodwinds (8)
Drew Raison—drum programming (9)
John Avaese—drum programming (9)

Produced by:

Jim Gallagher and Lacy James

Comments:

The constant thread with this album is the energy. The songs vary a lot in flavour, moving from the ethereal to dance to world flavours (sometimes middle eastern, sometimes Celtic, sometimes Indian), the vocals first ethereal, then childlike, then deeper. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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