Dana & Karen Kletter
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Type of music generally:
Contemporary folk and folk/rock, with aspects of traditional music
Dear Enemy (1998) is their only release as a duo thus far.
At times they remind me so much of our own Peccadillo, who were described perfectly as "chamber pop." This one is perhaps darker and more ambitious than Peccadillo's tunes, but that "chamber" feeling is there. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Musically, this draws from arty folk, Transylvanian folk song, show tunes, and indie pop, but its whole is far more than the sum of those parts. (email@example.com)
Comments about live performance:
They are really good live. The instrumentation is piano (dana and karen taking turns playing, and sometimes both playing the same piano at the same time), guitar, and someone alternating between bass and percussion. Last Friday, Sara Bell from Dish sat in on banjo and guitar. They don't do a lot of "stage patter", but they really put a lot of feeling into the songs that they sing. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Dear Enemy (1998)
Recommended for fans of traditional folk, folk-pop, and the lighter side of ecto fare. (email@example.com)
Dana Kletter—piano, guitar, vocals
Y'know, I'd forgotten how good this album is. How totally cool...a lovely album...I came *very* close to putting this on my list for '98, and the only reason I didn't was that I didn't listen to it all that much in the second half of the year, and I never really put my finger on why. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Emily Perkins for work on this entry.
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