Knowing Love by Its Absence by Wynne Alexander

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

Track Listing
1. Controllez-Vous
2. I’m Not Here Anymore
3. The Night We Danced
4. What And I to Say/Semi-Dream State
5. Liars
6. I Was Right – They Was Wrong
7. Purest Devotion
8. Hot, ‘Cause You’re Not
9. You Do
10. Love You Lullabye

[Wynne Alexander Official Site]

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