NOVEMBER 2007 - Cassandra Tribe releases her first video, "Ugly Diamonds". Visit her homesite at loveandwords.com to view.
"Cassandra Tribe’s music is like nothing
you’ve ever heard! It’s down tempo electronica
mixed with surrealistic spoken word - and that
doesn’t even begin to explain it!
CassandraTribe is the most original artist
I’ve heard in a very long time."
-Brian Douthit, Eyes of a Poet Radio
A haunting and arresting portfolio of work, the many voices of Cassandra Tribe prompt us beyond just listening to answering.
Sounding like the progeny of Laurie Anderson and Enya, "The Garden of Lost Things" is a complex collage of questions, confessions, revelations and dreams all under the familiar, sorrowful, and terrifying umbrella of loss.
Cassandra Tribe slips in and out of gender with an ease that is unnerving. The presence of male and female, child and adult voices within the work, backed with the syncopated rhythms of jazz, blues, trance and sporadic cries of muezzins weaves a landscape at once familiar and unknown. Listening to these compositions is less an experience of entertainment then one of setting to sea on a journey you have been longing to take.
It is the final track, Ich Bin Nicht, which is most stunning. Commissioned for a memorial for World War II it beautiful and touching and surprising monument to the suffering of Japanese Americans that is eerily timely in light of our recent American tragedies and the state of war we now live in.
Intriguing, haunting and evocative, this CD may very well be the key that leads you into the garden you thought lost forever.
The House of Weddings (January 2007)
visit www.cassandratribe.com for more details
this page last updated: December 2006