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Most recent release, Bitter Tears (2008)
Own and co-written
Pretty weird experimental ectronica with stunning vocals. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
See Ella Blame site
Norman Friedenberger—instrumental music, electronic music (1 track)
Ella Blame and Michael D. Temple
Very weird stuff. Ella Blame and Michael D. Temple make edgy but highly accessible music. Her vocals are frequently impressive if a sometimes a bit on the affected side. It's a pleasant record to listen to and some of the songs are marvelous. The witchy "Thought Control" is somewhat like Nina Hagen gone dance. "Dance with me (Temple Mix)" is scary and haunted rather than danceable. It's very suggestive and might have been recorded by Delerium. "Violent Silence" is an unusual song with an extraordinary vocal. So, it's a challenging and different debut this. (email@example.com)
Bitter Tears (2008)
See Ella Blame site
Shinji Imai, Michael D. Temple, Tushar Parte, Kilian Thöns and Gary Palama
Ella Blame continues to make edgy yet accessible music. She's still a strong presence vocally and is not afraid of experimenting. The densely throbbing "Cyberlover" I stuff to be proud of. Blame is not one to take an easy way out when she can throw a curveball. The spooky "Incurable" tiptoes delicately round it melody like Björk can do. "Bitter Tears" is haunted and dramatic, and Blame's acrobatic vocals don't let it down. It's another song that would easily fail in less assured hands. The closing "Hymn of Goodbye" is a suitable song to end the album. It's almost celestial and sweet, Blame's vocals angelic. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.
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