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Searching

by Alice Di Micele

jazz/blues infuenced acoustic folk music
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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1. In A World
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2. Moonrise and Emotion
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3. Safe Tonight
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4. Lift Us Up
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5. Everything
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6. Thorns and Brambles
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7. Land of Broken Promises
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8. Searching
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9. Defend the Earth
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10. That Sweetness
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Alice's music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She's for real." - Bonnie Raitt

Alice is continuing on a fruitful musical journey, as this 1992 release demonstrates.

Her rich, sweet, emotive voice rides and caresses her beautiful melodies and messages of love, caring, concern and passion.

Her topics her are the earth (her land and her creatures) love (she writes sweetly about the long-term kind as well as the discovery of love), desire, domestic violence, the Gulf War (Land of Broken Promises).

Some lovely violin accompaniment in addition to the guitars/bass/percussion.

The title of That Sweetness, the closing song, probably sums up the album in two words. (Ladyslipper)

We're proud to carry all SIX of her CDs on CD Baby! Get more than one...

Alice Live - 2000
Demons & Angels - 1998
Naked - 1994
Searching - 1992
Too Controversial - 1990
Make A Change - 1988


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Dirty Linen

Dirty Linen, August/September 1993
Alice Di Micele (pronounced Dee-Mi-Sell-ee) has acomplished a tough task with her self-produced recording of new folk, socially concious, politically correct, acoustic music with meaning, or whatever label you choose to call this testament to the not-so-simple art of songwriting and tasteful performance, all rolled into one young Oregonian. Searching is Di Micele's fourth recording since 1988, a very honest recording in which Di Micele reveals her passion for the Earth, for other people, for life and love and all that is beautiful and righteous. Yet she is never sappy nor preachy. Her politics are framed nicely in her portraits of people or events. Rather than knocking you down with morals, she washes over you with a kind voice and gentle guitar; the message get through. Her voice has warmth, purpose, and lots of guts, stretching to show you how she really feels, not how a slick producer might want her to sound on pop radio. Her acoustic guitar in it's varied strums and picks is pleasant accompaniment. The additions of percussion (Jane Machamer) and bass (Leah Hinchcliff) are smooth and not at all pretentious or overdone.
(LE)

Nicki De, Victory Music Review, October 1993

This is good stuff. Buy it!
Searching, recorded in 1992, refers to political matters of Desert Storm and global pollution, but somehow Di Micele has found more room for amour and the beauty of this life since her last album, Too Controversial. "Safe Tonight" is the most poignant tale of a battered woman I've encountered. Listening to "Moonrise and Emotion" conjured thoughts of Ellen McIlwain's raw, impromptu vocal gymnastics-pure, soul-felt emotion. "Everything" creates a jazzy Appalachian poetry, and "Searching", the album's title cut, stretches Di Micele's voice until it dances with itself in this spirited song telling a long tale in a few words. This is good stuff. Buy it!

Sequoia, Heartsong Review, Fall '92, Winter '93 No. 13

Highly Recommended.
Get ready for another power packed album from this shining star of a radical eco-warrior. Alice's strength helps all in finding a voice to speak out against the destruction of the earth and encouraging women's empowerment. She adds a couple of inspiring love songs as well, sung in her emotionally textured, gutsy alto. The opening folk/rock song, "In A World", has a rousing must-sing chorus. "And I want to live where the sun/ Can never shine too bright/ And I want to live where it's safe to walk alone at night/ ...where I can drink the water that falls from the sky." "Safe Tonight" asks a question to those living with co-dependency: "With a broken collar bone and a bruised up back/..He says it won't happen again, but don't you wait for the next fight/ Cause you deserve to be safe tonight." "Thorns and Brambles" is a sad, mist-filled song which explores the pains of the inner child, and the healing process: "I took a walk inside my dream to find my true desire/ And there we both stood hand in hand, my thorny shield afire/ I felt a peace I've never known."

Also touching is "Land of Broken Promises," which points out the true cost of the Iraqi war: "They don't cound the desert wildlife/ They don't count the silent women/ They don't cound Iraqi people the same way they count me and you." In "Defend the Earth," we are each one challenged to, "Dfend the earth, do what you can, do what you must/ but just do something to defend the Earth." This is an inspiring and powerful collection of songs great to stir the heart to action. Great for singing along, driving and a must to share with friends. Highly Recommended.