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.
* 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)