Andrea Plamondon | I Still Remember (A Collection of Songs from San Francisco's Underground 1989-2006)

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I Still Remember (A Collection of Songs from San Francisco's Underground 1989-2006)

by Andrea Plamondon

Rock tigress/opera diva Andrea Plamondon, combines her talent with five of the most unusual alternative rock bands ever to grace the Bay Area...
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1. I Still Remember
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2. No More Silence
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3. Hope Springs Eternal
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4. Five Year Old Sages
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5. Little Boy Lost
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6. Invisible Animals
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7. Desert March
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8. Devil of Darkness
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9. Gypsy Moon
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10. Chosen Secrets
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11. Sweet Song
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12. Chant of the Flower
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13. The Great Doubt
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14. Dream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"I Still Remember" is very intense and full of dramatic flair. At times you will even feel as if the music is taken from a play or theatre production. A nice insight to seventeen years out of the career of this singer songwriter

Orcasound, Montreal


It's hard to deny that Plamondon has the vocal skills to front any sort of band she desires...

Doug Cornell, former music director of http://www.amp3.com


I want to compare Plamondon's voice to someone' s but I'm not quite comfortable name checking Kate Bush, Grace Slick, Klaus Nomi, or Ofra Haza; none of them exactly suggest the drama and power and compelling weirdness of Plamondon's pipes.

Roctober Magazine


"I Still Remember" is clearly a labor of love, illustrating the range of the artists's work during this seventeen year period. Andrea's intensely delivered vocals pierce through every track...

Musical Discoveries


Andrea Plamondon’s anthology I Still Remember: A Collection of Songs from San Francisco's Underground is a fascinating chronicle of the career of a song writer.

MuzikReviews, FoxNews.com


Plamondon is widely versatile with an emotional and mental recurrence to the mind. She would likely be comfortable on a punk stage, taking a bow on Broadway, performing a rock opera or singing three hail Mary’s, and this collection is proof of that.

Womens' Rising


Talk about your powerhouse performer; Andrea Plamondon knows music. And although her life has been forced at times with tragedies. this has not stopped Andrea from making music that speaks to the soul...

JC Internet Radio


This anthology style of release from Andrea Plamondon is definitely not the usual music I get in the mail to review. This release blends musical styles like opera, experimental, new age, and even some progressive rock to create some very
unique music...

Indie Music Stop


If you like the music of Kate Bush, Toyah Wilcox, or Siouxie Sioux, you'll add Andrea Plamondon to those names. Andrea is one of the underground's best kept secrets (outside San Francisco)...

Prognaut


"Artist Biography"


A chameleon like siren, half rock tigress half opera diva, Andrea Plamondon has been compared to artists as diverse as Annie Lenox, Ofra Haza, Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush and others...

The New England born artist, actress, lyricist, and chanteuse, began performing in theatre and musicals at age 14, and was first noticed by visiting artist Rick Brant of the N.Y. Metropolitan Opera. Brant told Plamondon, she had a voice that would land her leading roles with the Met, but the budding singer possessed multiple talents.  

At age 19, the she was attending Mass College of Art on a full scholarship, but the need to find her own creative path and later the suicide of her older and only brother, (a gifted actor, singer and graduate of Boston University), left the artist reeling.


Leaving her eastern roots behind, with guitar in hand, she began a hitchhiking sojourn which would take her from coast to coast, as far north as Inuvk in the arctic circle, and back east to Quebec, where she spent time among artists, musicians and jugglers, who were then practicing with the incipient  Cirque du Soleil.  All in all she traversed the North American continent  seven times, meeting  countless characters, and even being given a ride by a member of the band "Earth Wind and Fire", who assured her the line between fame and obscurity was a fine one.
 
Eventually she came to rest in San Francisco where she earned a bachelor of Humanities with an emphasis in poetics at New College of California. In addition she fronted various bands and ensembles, and pursued studies in Middle Eastern, Turkish and 14th century Ladino music, as well as over ten years training in classical voice, and opera.

 In 2001 after the initial breakup of the S. F. based band "Lucid"  Plamondon traveled to Guatemala and the Yucatan penninsula, spending a year and a half exploring ancient ruins and living amoung the Mayans. During this time she worked on various guitar compositions, which unfortunately she never performed or published. Returning to the Bay area in 2003 she resumed her collaboration with Lucid, which band dissolved in 2004.

As a performer who combines vocal prowess, and a flair for improvisation with contemporary genres, Plamondon's work is both atmospheric and entrancing.  She has performed in many of San Francisco's most popular clubs and venues, including the opening for the S.F. Burning Man Festival at the San Francisco Opera Plaza, and the S.F. Middle Eastern Festival held at the eclectic Noe Valley Ministry. Her 2008 anthology  release, "I Still Remember (A Collection Of Songs From San Francisco's Underground 1989-2006) garnered favorable reviews, airing on college, and internet radio in the U.S. and abroad. The work combines her artistry with some of the most original bands ever to grace the Bay area. 

Plamondon is currently at work on original classical compositions suitable for soundtrack, and is also collaborating with rapper and hip-hop artist Terblelos of Ghana Africa on the transoceanic project "Safffra".
 


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Michael Routery

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"I Still Remember" is a spiritual and moving album, a poignant journey from light to dark and back again. Andrea Plamondon's voice is both beautiful and amazing, she has the ability to take the listener to places rarely explored.