Kate Wakefield’s music is the kind that would be strange to experience in the daylight. It deserves the dark, because the music itself is dark, even haunting at times. Wakefield is a classically-trained opera singer and cellist who “lost her mind and went off the tracks to create a solo project like you’ve never seen before,” according to her bio. Essentially, her music is characterized by deep, rumbling cello, various effects and Wakefield’s piercingly beautiful yet almost harrowing opera voice tearing over it all. Her debut album Eyes In Walls Are Louder, is like the soundtrack to a turbulent, chilling movie, disquieting in its deep beauty. With a new album imminent and her solo performance schedule continuing grow, this is a supremely unique artist to not miss either in concert or on record.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Kishi Bashi and Andrew Bird creating the score to a more nightmarish, Tim Burton-directed version of Waking Life. (CH)