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Most recent release, Chaos and Wonder (1997)
The Ectophiles' Guide entry on Hex and Game Theory, Donnette Thayer's previous groups.
Her work with Hex, or other ethereal groups like Area, early The Moon Seven Times, etc.
Donnette's voice is one of the prettiest I've ever heard. She's one of the few, similarly to Happy Rhodes, and say, Kate Bush, who uses her voice as an instrument as much as any other in a song. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Chaos and Wonder
Chaos and Wonder (1997)
Chaos and Wonder
1997—Escapist Music, PO Box 1354, Hollywood, CA 90028, U.S.A.—0124960004
Highly recommended for fans of ethereal alternative rock
Donnette Thayer—Fender-Martin Formulae, primordial oohs, voices issuing subliminal commands
David Foerstner—spirit organs, cosmic strings, Gabriel's trumpet
Rick Novak, Bryce Goggin, Donnette Thayer, David Foerstner, Bruce Zelesnik
I'd recommend this to any fan of lovely creative 'fantastyc' music that you can take a trip on. I feel like I've heard "Bali Hai" somewhere before, but not this sensually. Other standouts for me include "Earthly Powers," "Make it Now," "My Room," "Lemon Tree Home Away." The song "Gabriel," to me, has the feel of a classic. Don't buy this album on my recommendation; it just wouldn't be fair. :). Some of the most creative, dreamlike "escapist music" out there. (email@example.com)
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