Album – Detour – Kelda

Posted by admin on September 15th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : KeldamySpace
  • Genre : Pop / Alternative / Acoustic
  • Sample Track Download : Special
  • Buy CD : CD Baby
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 8.5 out of 10

I don’t know why I have a soft spot for female vocalists, but no matter the reason, they still have to have that special something. Well Kelda has that something special in abundance, and what makes this album special is that it’s very much her. The production on the album, allows Kelda’s voice to soar. There’s a lot on this album that reminds me of one of my favorite UK singer, songwriters Sam Brown. A lot of it is the minimal production, but a lot of it is Kelda’s voice, which has a wonderful emotion to it.

The album opens with “Special” which has some great string accompaniment, but like the vocals, very simple and effective. “Carried Away” has a very Sam Brown feel to it and if Kelda or her producer has never heard Sam Brown, I think they’d find some amazing similarities, especially in Sam’s latter works. “Let It Go” also has that emotionally charged style of vocals, which at first can seem strained, but it’s soon apparent that Kelda has fantastic control of her own voice. The album rounds things off with “Bring Me To My Knees”, that is if you don’t include the untitled track that follows.

Listening to this album is like be part of an intimate concert, performed just for you. The sound is pure and very minimally produced, which seems to be the trend of late. This however is the perfect vehicle for Kelda’s voice and makes for an unbelievable listening experience, especially when listening to the album on headphones.

There’s no one real stand out track on this album, but in hindsight I wouldn’t expect there to be, as all the tracks are of such a high standard.

Conclusion : I love the basic, almost raw production on this album. Some artists don’t need much to help their voice soar and Kelda’s is definitely one of those voices.

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