DRAUDIGA - Paranormal Romance cassette
First solo release from Reesa Wood of Cadaverette & Burr. Heavy in tone, mood and melody, the calm pace of this recording delivers an unusual resonance through searing guitars, emotional vocal overlays and crushing sentiment.
"Paranormal Romance boasts a surprisingly broad dynamic considering the limited instrumentation — the songs are performed solely with guitar and voice. Sweepingly expansive leads sit atop a throne of arcane rhythm guitar lines. Unlike the solo releases of many artists outside the folk, Americana, singer-songwriter genres, Draudiga’s release does not add an unrealistic amount of “studio magic.” For those of you who have seen her perform, you will recognize that there is relatively little difference in the sound of her live solo performances in which she layers guitar parts through a looper and the production of this recording. The simple act of not overcrowding the material with any more instrumentation or effects gives the material a sense of intimacy rarely found in electric guitar-based music. It really allows the tenderness of the vocals to shine." - Olive Twombly