Colour the Small One [16 Tracks]

Colour the Small One [16 Tracks]

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by Sia
     
 

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Her name might not be of the household variety, but it's likely you've heard Sia before. An Australian-born Londoner, Sia (pronounced SEE-ah) Furler contributed some gauzy vocals to Zero 7's down-tempo classic Simple Things, and her enthralling, tear-stained "Breathe Me" played during the finale of HBO'sSee more details below

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Her name might not be of the household variety, but it's likely you've heard Sia before. An Australian-born Londoner, Sia (pronounced SEE-ah) Furler contributed some gauzy vocals to Zero 7's down-tempo classic Simple Things, and her enthralling, tear-stained "Breathe Me" played during the finale of HBO's stellar goth series Six Feet Under. Colour the Small One, her U.S. solo debut, is a moody, affecting collection that marries the artist's talents as a singer-songwriter with her ear for cozy, occasionally unsettling electronic soundscapes; in other words, it's similar in appeal to music by Beth Orton, Portishead's Beth Gibbons, or Frou Frou chanteuse Imogen Heap. Unsurprisingly, given Zero 7's willowy R&B leanings, Sia's vocals are colored by subtle soul shadings, yet there's also a nakedness to her delivery. On the aforementioned "Breathe Me" -- a piano-driven, synth-gilded ballad of aching beauty -- she coos, "Be my friend / Hold me, wrap me up / Unfold me / I am small / I'm needy / Warm me up / And breathe me," her voice crackling, barely able to get out all the words. Whereas that track ends with synths and strings reaching a towering crescendo, the next track, the mournful, acoustic guitar–keyed "The Bully," strips the music away to reveal the sweet (though naturally melancholy) coo in Sia's vocals. A bit of Nelly Furtado flutters through the whimsical, vaguely jazzy "Butterflies," and by disc's end, Sia seems to have done a 180 from the agony of "Breathe Me": On the relatively spunky, acid jazzy "Where I Belong," she repossesses the R&B diva within to sing, and re-sing, the refrain, "So don't treat me bad, just be glad I am strong / I know where I belong." Sounds like we haven't heard the last from Sia.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Astralwerks
UPC:
0094634810326
catalogNumber:
48103
Rank:
6665

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sia   Primary Artist,Guitar,Glockenspiel,Vocals
Sophie Barker   Background Vocals
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Gavyn Wright   Strings
Martin Slattery   Clarinet,Flute,Piano,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Horn,Keyboards
Yvonne John Lewis   Background Vocals
Arnulf Lindner   Double Bass
Jimmy Hogarth   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards
Felix Howard   Acoustic Guitar
Felix Bloxsom   Drums,Marimbas,Hi Hat
Kevin Cormack   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Accordion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Noise
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Beck   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
James McMillan   Composer
Chad Fischer   Composer
Blair Mackichan   Composer
Cameron Craig   Engineer
Four Tet   Producer,Remixing
Sia   Composer
Dan Carey   Composer
Ulrich Schnauss   Producer,Remixing
Jimmy Hogarth   Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Felix Howard   Composer
Larry Golding   Composer
Kevin Cormack   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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