Album Review: Became Flesh by Vera Deirdre

Album Name: Became Flesh
Artist: Vera Deirdre
Year/Label: 2004 / Bottlefed Recordings

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Rebecca Schoenecker leads this unusual Americana band. They play a twisted, gothic take on the genre.

“Going Home” is a subdued, haunting song. Schoenecker’s vocals take on a resemblance to PJ Harvey.

“I Fall” is a ghostly song with a stark, stripped-down backdrop.

“Desert Sky” sees the singer stretching her vocals to the bursting point. Daniel Fischer’s clarinet provides a calm counterpoint.

“All that remains” is a smoky song with a lot of tension.

“The Sacrifice” sees the band sounding like Morphine.

“Became Flesh” is a fabulous album.

Posted on November 8, 2003

Track Listing
1. Going Home
2. I Fall
3. Desert Sky
4. Dumb Dick
5. I Am Life
6. All That Remains
7. The Sacrifice
8. Dual
9. Lullaby

[ Vera Deirdre Official Site]


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