Donna Williams | Mutation

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Mutation

by Donna Williams

Chanson-style with a jazz-blues bent, this easy listening, alternative album is full of reality. The humanness of all the songs can only be described as sacred. Each word, each note, and the dance of the two, give glimpses into the soul.
Genre: Easy Listening: Vocal Pop
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1. Mirror Donna Williams
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2. Simply Be Donna Williams
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3. Before Mind Donna Williams
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4. I Knew Donna Williams
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5. When Mitzy Flew Donna Williams
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6. Boulevard of Broken Dreams Donna Williams
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7. Teacher Donna Williams
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8. All Be Happy Donna Williams
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9. Individuality Donna Williams
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10. Subtlety Donna Williams (song) & Akash (rap)
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11. Darkness Donna Williams
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12. Suicide Merchant Donna Williams
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13. Yellow Mesh Donna Williams
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14. Beautiful Behavioural Mutations Donna Williams
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Autistic singer songwriter, Donna Williams, is a lyrically powerful and vocally moving artist with an idiosyncratic style and a voice of striking honesty and warmth. Following on from her first album, Nobody Nowhere, Mutation is her amazing second album and individual tracks are also available on iTunes.

Donna Williams' voice, whilst a style and sound all its own has been compared with artists like Missy Higgins, Jewel, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nathalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks), Tori Amos, Nanci Griffith, Juliana Hatfield, Helen Reddy and Karen Carpenter.

The Mutation CD has a classy, contemporary surrealism that combines great, incredibly catchy music with soaring atmospheric spoken word pieces and songs , awe inspiring musicianship and scintillating effects yet maintains a surprisingly 'natural' feel to it.

Mutation is as moving as it is socially challenging, like in the contemporary dance track, 'Subtlety'. Then in other tracks like 'Mirror', she hauntingly combines poetry and spoken word with a moving song and beautiful, pure vocals, in a way that almost creates almost the essence of ghosts within one's own world. She confronts discrimination in tracks like 'All Be Happy' and addresses the essential soul survival inherent in defending the right to be oneself in 'Simply Be'.

The Mutation CD is also filled with humour and quirky surrealism like in poetic, atmospheric spoken-word tracks like 'When Mitzy Flew' and the haunting poem of 'Before Mind 'is intricately woven into a musical backdrop and leads seamlessly, like the other spoken word tracks into the abundance of song tracks in between.

Mutation is a revolutionary album, challenging the right of society to segregate and subjugate its citizens like in her title track 'Mutation'.

Mutation is powerful musical therapy that covers the whole spectrum of emotions and delivers you gently back to shore after the adventure.

You'll find belonging and understanding in 'Mutation' and the album includes a lyrics booklet with lyrics to all songs on the album.

Don't forget to also check out Donna's first CD, 'Nobody Nowhere' at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw
and her debut album, 'Broken Biscuit' recorded with Donna And The Aspinauts at http://www.cdbaby.com/donnaw3.

NB: A percentage of proceeds from this album contribute to the running costs of an international self employment facility for people with autism at www.auties.org

You can order individual songs via itunes using the following link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=79204281


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David Mark Lockley

mutation
Incredible,amazing a delight to listen to,theres not much more i can say except.... wow!!!!

Clare

Beautiful!
Wow!, this is an excellent CD, there wasn't a single song i didn't like on the whole album and i cant remember the last time that happened (if ever!). Even my Autistic son comes running over to the CD player grinning when Beautiful Behavioural Mutations comes on!
All i can say is..........Wonderful!

Stuart

A Beautiful Musical Mutation
Thanks to Donna's writing abilities and Akash's studio mastery, 'Mutation' improves on 'Nobody Nowhere' in terms of improved production values and techniques, with full length songs and shorter poems blending seamlessly. I have listened to this album in full five times in the last two days. In my opinion, 'All Be Happy', 'Beautiful Behavioural Mutations' and 'Subtlety' are the stand out tracks. Without a doubt my album for the year of 2005.

Heather


Donna gifts the listener. Her beautiful voice is a true gift to the ears. Donna's lyrics are the gift I give to my heart. Thank you Donna for making both possible

Marla Miller

Awesome autie!
This gives those on the outside of autism a look at the inside. Hard to pick a fav, loved them all! Looking forward to more!

Joanna

Humanity in all its wild glory
I'm no audiophile, but I know sincerity when I hear it and this CD is a triumph of the spirit. Just drove home with the windows down and Simply Be playing loud and clear ... If you're on the autistic spectrum, or just a human being in love with existence, Donna and Akash's work will echo that fire. The music spans genres and moods, but taken as a whole, it's a story about a journey from darkness into the light.

Terri Myles

MUTATION
This CD is hypnotic! The unusual musical style, warm vocals and lyrics from the heart all combine to make this a one of a kind experience! I listen to it over and over and each time my heart soars.

kuwagame

The first time ever
It's the first time I've ever been so touched by music. I was diagnosed with PDD just about the time I found Mutation on the Internet, and just listening to the songs, especially All Be Happy and Beautiful Behavioural Mutations, always makes me feel like I belong. I cannot thank Donna enough for this!

n.

BEAUTIFUL Mutation
Some writers and some singers give words for things many of us felt but didn't know how to say. This is one of them. I plan to show some of these songs to NTs I work with, for Autism Awareness... the good kind!

Ana

Magic
The reality, the humaness of all the songs can only be described as sacred. Each word, each note, and the dance of the two, give glimpses into the soul of the artist and the soul of the universe that most people don't dare to express. Travelling the crowded streets of the city with Mutation playing wrapped me into a world of magic. I shivered despite the hot sun. My soul vibrated to the realness I was hearing and my own realness poked its head out long enough for me to weave it into my own pieces of song. That is the magic of this CD - thank you for sharing it.
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