Cusp (LP)

Alela Diane

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1
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Folk, Americana
Label
AllPoints
Released
February 23, 2018

Format: Vinyl (LP)

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Description

Alela Diane returns with new album Cusp, the long-awaited follow up to 2013's critically-acclaimed About Farewell (AllPoints, formerly Believe Recordings). Whilst both albums could be described as born of love, Cusp is perhaps love at its purest, and most complex - for in music, one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have is also an unspoken artistic taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness' sake, don't write songs about it. Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter Alela Diane has a problem with that.

"This music is about motherhood," Alela says of Cusp. "Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. As women, our music is sold based on our sex-appeal. There's a lack of spaces for women to move into that aren't based on appearance. Those are conversations I'm interested in having."

Cusp was written in January 2016 in a small cabin deep within snowy woods where Alela resided during a three-week artist residency at Caldera, Oregan, alone for the first time since becoming a mother. A broken thumbnail resulted in Alela's signature finger-plucking being replaced by songwriting on a grand piano, resulting in the most piano driven album of her career, fueled by that energy that only comes with facing and falling in love with something new.

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Key Value
Catalogue number M6660
Barcode 3700187666606
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 220g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Albatross -
2. The Threshold -
3. Moves us Blind -
4. Emigre -
5. Never Easy -
6. Song For Sandy -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Buoyant -
2. Ether & Wood -
3. Yellow Gold -
4. So Tired -
5. Wild Ceaseless Song -