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Ineffable Desire

by Ella Blame

Ethereal/Ambient and psychedelic sounds with stunning female vocals
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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1. Fast Life
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2. Ineffable Desire
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3. How Things Have Changed
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4. Thought Control
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5. I Can't Sleep
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6. Dance With Me - Temple Mix
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7. Crossing The Border
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8. Another Side
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9. Swamp Of Lead
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10. Violent Silence
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11. Covered With Sweat
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12. So Special
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Release Date 09-22-2004. This CD package contains 12 tracks with a total playback time of 48:35 minutes and a 12-page booklet with all song lyrics.

ABOUT ELLA BLAME

Ella Blame's music has the intensity of twilight: deep, dark and luminous.

Ella Blame comes from a family of musicians and was already singing by the age of 3. Everyday during her childhood, she heard music almost around the clock - symphonic, operatic, chamber and twelve-tone music, jazz of all styles, R&B, soul, funk, rock and pop.

Ella has an extremely wide vocal range that covers the entire baritone, tenor and alto ranges, and exceeds the upper limit of the soprano range. With her vocal cords, she can produce sounds that many people consider having been generated by a synthesizer or by post-processing equipment. However, Ella can produce these sounds without using a microphone.

Ella is collaborating with several electronic musicians and multi-instrumentalists from around the world (USA, Canada, Japan, India, and Germany), especially Michael D. Temple and Shinji Imai a.k.a. "mode complex". They create partially revolutionary music of genres Ethereal/Ambient, Symphonic Outer Space Music, and Psychedelic Pop.

REVIEWS

* This CD should have a warning label: "May induce a state of altered consciousness with distorted perceptions of space and time. Do not drive or operate machinery while listening to this music." Ella Blame's Ineffable Desire grabs you by the synapses and delivers an endless stream of audio stimuli that completely dominate your attention. This is music you don't simply listen to - you experience it... Ella Blame is innovative, perhaps ahead of her time. But the day will come when this music is the pop music of a new generation, and Ineffable Desire will likely be held up as the seminal album of the genre. -- Kenny Hart, www.Indie-Music.com

* ... Then, in the frenetic "Thought Control" and the experimental "Another Side," both with music by guest collaborator Shinji Imai, Blame shows off the baritone end of her huge range, along with her hisses and moans and piercing high notes. She unveils a fluttery soprano for the spooky, deceptively simple ballad "I Can't Sleep." In fact, it wouldn't be too much of an exaggeration to say that Blame's voice is to a normal person's voice as Robert Patrick's shape-shifting Terminator was to the stolidly anthropomorphic Schwartzenegger model ... -- Jon Sobel, www.BlogCritics.org

* ... Ineffable Desire, though, is full of blood and soul. And madness. Off-kilter, 4:00 A.M. raw, dark-night-of-the-soul madness. The CD cover with an outlandish ray of light beaming out of one of Ella's eyes conveys all of this... Her voice, the heart and soul of the record, is the first thing that boggles the mind. Many of the songs have her voice covering almost her full range (she covers low middle and high registers with bull's-eye accuracy). The madness comes from fear, confronting death, life intensity, longing itself, frustrated desire. Ineffable desire... You have been warned. -- Mark Kirby, www.MusicDish.com

* ... Vocally, Ella Blame has incredible range. Here, she's like Loreena McKennit with balls; there, she's like Cocteau Twins with comprehensible lyrics; and there, she's like Sinead O'Connor with a satanic twist. The song styles likewise range from fun and upbeat, to brooding and downtempo, to downright intimidating. In short, Ella Blame is one of those incredibly rare artists who is unique and listenable... I advise you to just go to CDbaby and listen to the samples for yourselves. And then purchase "Ineffable Desire", and support this unique artist. -- Gregg (DJ Arhythmius)


Reviews


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Tereza, London

Stunning experience
Listening to this extraordinary CD for the first time left me somewhat bewildered, so I tried again. I cannot really describe what happened - the unique and beautiful voice combined with unusual and at the same time catching music got me hooked. There is not one track that I could call my
favourite, because with each listening to the CD this changed - they've all become favourites. Stunning experience, really.

If you think, there is nothing new under the sun, go ahead and listen to this music. But beware: it might leave you addicted and your ears spoilt forever.

LOUIS LAWL

ELLA AND MICHAEL SOUND SHIFTING
INEFFABLE DESIRE/ TO NOT BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE A DESIRE/SACRED OR UNUTTERABLE DESIRE.
A COLLECTIONS OF SONGS
WORDS AND MUSIC
LYRICS AND SOUNDS
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE
A VAST RANGE OF STYLES
SHOWING A MULTITUDE OF TALLENTS
DEEP GUT WRENCHING VOCALS TO LIGHT AMBIENT BEATS
A GOURMET LISTENING EXPERIENCE
TASTES TEXTURES
ADVENTURES IN SONICS
LYRICS TO PROD AND PROB A BRAIN
SAINITY TESTED
SURPRIZED SHOCKED EMOTIONS
AS IF THIS RABIT
IS TRAPED IN THE HEAD LIGHTS
OF THEIR SPEEDING CAR
IT IS A GIFT INDEED
TO BRING SOMETHING NEW
EXTRAORDINARY
TO THE EARS
OF AN OLD BARSTARD
SUCH AS ME
5 STARS NOT ENOUGHT
WHEN YOU SEE
A GALAXY
OF THE MIND
MUCH MUCH RESPECT
I HAVE TO GIVE TO THEE

Chris Odell

Great new music
I have been waiting to hear the release of Ineffable Desire for quite some time. I originally became interested in Ella Blame after hearing the track called How Things Have Changed (which is on Ineffable Desire). Although that remains my favorite track the rest of the cd is well composed and the vocals are one of a kind excellence. This work is really unique and hard to compare but I would say if you like the Cocteau Twins or just great female vocals with cool beats then check this one out.

Curtis Reed (bug the root)

Flashback to 90's Goth
Ella blame's album, Ineffable Desire, is a very good collection of hypnotic beats and ethereal female vocals. The music is very reminiscent of Siouxie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins, or Bjork, with a slight hint of Dead Can Dance. But that is not to say that Ella's songs are "derivative"--I think it's fair to say that this artistic expression stands solidly on its own. All in all, it's a very good production, quite pleasant listening, and has a certain cinematic quality that would make her music fit nicely in independent films.

Zac

So Glad..
So very happy i have both of the Albums
by Ella. They're both incredibly beautiful
and have such passion within the lyrics!
Her voice is unique, and so is the music,
incredible buy.

Desmond Ambrose

Awesome music. Original and FUN! I'm So happy I bought this!
I was really very impressed with this album. I'm happy I took the chance on it after hearing some of the songs on Myspace. My reward is a truly fun and enjoyable listen. Ineffable Desire is VERY interesting! Ella's voice is sheer bliss, comparable to the passion and ingenuity of P.J. Harvey combined with the delicate smoothness of Elizabeth Fraser. Those only being starting points as Ineffable Desire is quite original. The music is wonderfully complimentary to Ella's voice and avoids all mainstream clichés, much like Goldfrapp, but in very different ways. This is a very beautiful and refreshing record, its wonderfully recorded- the sound is awesome, and it felt good, for me, to support the artist.

Thon Huijser

Ella Blame crosses over and conquers inner space (revised)
Both albums by Ella Blame left me captivated and speechless from the very first notes. Writing a review would not be a simple task I knew.
The first association that sprang to mind was: the “LaGrange-point” ... which is any point in space between two planets where both forces of gravity are equal or zero. For example the point between earth and moon where one escapes earth’s gravity and gets caught by the moon from thereon.
This is what Ella Blame accomplishes with their music - when listened to at the appropriate volume (!) - she takes you out there, gets you floating and pulls you in.

The albums are definitely connected, sequelled, building up to what I hope a third one.
The first album “Ineffable Desires” kicks off with “Fast Life” and will move any dancefloor into harmonic vibrations. It is followed by 11 very compact songs, each stating their point with sweeping rhythms alternated with warm instrumental textures.
The songs seem to have the overall lyrical theme of conflicting emotions, both concerning one’s individual doubts as well as conflict with other persons. Even in a song like “Dance With Me” there is a battle going on between surrendering and independency, reflected in lyrics and music.
“Crossing The Border” is probably my favourite because it holds all these elements.
Ella Blame collaborates with various musicians and she is careful to choose the particular sound and feel the songs need. The rhythms on “Swamp Of Lead” are brilliant as Ella’s voice sighs, moans and cries in a desperate way and haunts you long after the song’s faded.
This is not an album aimed to please at first play, it grows on you, it challenges.

The second album “Bitter Tears” shows a more introverted side of Ella, the songs tend more towards ballads - but with a sting. The lyrics dive deep into the emotions that come with infatuation, saying goodbye, disappointment, grief and being empowered.
Again each song gets it’s own signature rhythm and texture. Ella composes some songs with Shinji Imai who has a wonderful sense for counterpointing when it’s needed and harmony when required. Michael Temple also contributes a solid beat and synth.
All 11 songs are gems. I couldn’t pick a favorite, but “Incurable” stands out for it’s obstinate, angry point. On the other end of the spectrum “I’m Just Dreaming” distinguishes itself by its intimacy and desperation.
Again this is an album that you’ll want to keep close to your CD-player because it has an array of moods, so you’ll find a song for every hour of the day to affirm you or shake you up.

I have played both albums over and over for the past 10 days, sometimes shuffling through both, and I can assure you: this is precious ore from an off-world planet, ready to be mined. You should of course be ready and willing to lift off and succumb to Ella Blame’s gravity.

Thon Huijser
(the Netherlands)

Mark Conrad

I'm speechless!
This CD is a huge surprise. When I attentively listened to the twelve tracks for the first time, I couldn't believe what I heard: This was music I didn't even know it was possible to create. Especially the songs How Things Have Changed, Dance With Me (Temple Mix), Thought Control, Another Side and Violent Silence blew my socks off.

The music of these two guys is partially simple as in Ineffable Desire, partially bombastic as in How Things Have Changed and Another Side, and really something revolutionary. Real great is the groove of Thought Control, a track that I'd like to dance to in a big club with a fancy sound system.

The singer, presumably a girl in her early twenties, is totally insane and blows every other female singer's doors off I ever heard, including big shots like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Beth Gibbons, Annie Lennox and similar vocal artists.

I'm crossing my fingers that the Ella Blame duo gets its chance to bring their incredible talent to the proof before the audiences of the world.

Shaomi

She's amazing
Ella Blame is somthing of a crossover between Kate Bush and Björk and Dandi Winds and Planningtorock... but don't get me wrong: she ain't a copycat, she's got her own touch and it's deep! Melancolic and strange, her musical universe is deep and enjoyable. She's an artist, a true one, and her music deserves to be listened to, not to mention that incredible voice she uses with such creativity! Buy with no hesitation, she's amazing!

kate

she's unique
I first heard Ella Blame's ethereal music in DISCOVER ME, an independent film.

It's romantic and imaginative and the best compliment I can give this CD is that it doesn't really sound like anyone else--it's unique.

Buy it!
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