Album Name: Knowing Love by Its Absence
Artist: Wynne Alexander
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Wynne Alexander’s style is very interesting. She’s been called cabaret and I can see that surely, but there’s something else here to that I can’t put my finger on.
She uses strong heart pounding drumbeats and her deep sensuous voice, at times sounding like a carnival and at times an epic film score. Her lyrics are also very clever and well thought out.
“Controllez-Vous” is one of those songs that I found running through my head hours after I heard it.
“The Night We Danced” is a slow stylish tango with sultry vocals.
On “I Was Right – They Was Wrong” her piano-playing prowess really shows, a lovely ragtime type of song.
“Hot ‘Cause You’re Not” is a hilarious tribute to those who think they’re hotties (which makes them “not”-ies in my book).
“I’m glad you think you’re spicy
I’m glad you think you’re icy
I’m glad you think you’re cool
Cause you’re not.”
This is a great recording for those who are looking for something unique and stylish and at times humorous.
Posted on December 14, 2002
2. I’m Not Here Anymore
3. The Night We Danced
4. What And I to Say/Semi-Dream State
6. I Was Right – They Was Wrong
7. Purest Devotion
8. Hot, ‘Cause You’re Not
9. You Do
10. Love You Lullabye