Album Review: The Golden Planes by Gileah

Album Name: The Golden Planes
Artist: Gileah
Year/Label: 2005 / Grey Hat Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I was enwrapped by the fourth note. This recording starts out very dreamy, far away sounding…almost tinny. With Gileah’s vocals drifting over the notes gently. Heavenly.

Gileah’s voice is so heart-warming it really has a floating quality to it without being too breathy or wimpy. She seems to hit both low and high notes with no effort. It’s reminiscent of another artist, but I can’t place it. Anyone help?

The songwriting is genius. The songs are sweet and interesting. That is, they don’t always go exactly where you expect. I like that.

She makes use of both piano and guitar (among other instruments) and plays most of them herself.

The only other artist that comes to mind is Tresspassers William. But think less toys. I think it’s the airy voice and swoopy guitar that brings up this comparison. Yet, she doesn’t sound like them, but I think if you like them, you’ll like Gileah.

The whole recording is really very comforting and soothing. If you’re looking for hard rock, you’ll need too look elsewhere. This is a chill out record. This is one that’s going into my personally regular rotation. I love it!

Posted on January 18, 2006


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I’ve placed reviews wherever they would accept them, all positive. A solid 5 star effort!
name: Frank Gutch Jr. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Gileah is an amazing singer who reminds me of another artist…Emiliana Torrini. Her voice sooths my soul & takes me on a musical road trip that I never want to end!
name: Kelly Hanks on Friday, June 9, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I have been an avid Gileah fan since 2000 when she gave me a copy of her first CD. I have long awaited this release. Her voice is indeed reminiscent of another artist, early Jewel. The music is definitely a departure from the meloncholy of her first album. I am no music critic so I will simply say this work is of course brilliant and I patiently look forward to her next.
name: Benjamin Caldwell on Friday, February 3, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Just lovely. She reminds me of the singer from Devics a little.
name: Anna Thursday, February 2, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. The Golden Planes
2. Comfortable
3. Be The One
4. Wrap Your Arms Around Me
5. Medicine
6. White Florida Sun
7. Say You Love Me Still
8. Just
9. C’mon C’mon
10. For Things Beyond

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