Album Review: Humana by Dwelling

Album Name: Humana
Artist: Dwelling
Year/Label: 2004 / Equilibrium Music

[Buy at Equilibrium Music]

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Dwelling hail from Portugal and you can tell by their music. They are influenced by the Fado and blend it with other styles of music. Vocalist Catarina Raposo has a formidable voice that suits the melancholy nature of the music.

“Tecelos de Nova Realidade” uses a sensuous lead vocal and some virtuoso guitar-playing by Nuno Roberto and Nicholas Ratcliffe.

“The Wheel” has a classically influenced tone that suits the reflective lyrics well.

“Lingering Stupor” allow the acoustic-based instruments to dominate while Raposo sings angelically.

“Remember Virtue” is a beautiful song that lets Raposo shine.

Dwelling’s record is a rare, magical thing.

Posted on November 8, 2003

Track Listing
1. Siljncio Intemporal
2. Tecelues da Nova Realidade
3. The Wheel
4. Lingering Stupor
5. Chasing The Rainbow”s End
6. Remember Virtue
7. Cinzel do Tempo
8. As the Storm Chants
9. The Reality That Remains

[Dwelling Official Site]

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