Lhasa de Sela - Lhasa (2009)
Folk/Blues Ballad | MP3 320 Kbps | tags, playlist | 114 MB
Label: Nettwerk Records
2009 release, the third (and the last) album from the unique Mexican-American singer/songwriter. Written entirely in English and produced by Lhasa herself (she collaborated with Patrick Watson, Freddy Koella and Sarah Pag‚ on some songs), recorded entirely to tape, this album feels like a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer coming into her own. The instrumentation is simple yet unusual - harp, guitar, pedal steel, bass, drums, piano. The melodies are familiar and irresistible, yet totally original. The style draws from Country, Gospel, Blues and Folk, and manages to feel ancient without a hint of nostalgia, and modern without a drop of technological wizardry.