Paige Aufhammer

Paige Aufhammer

by Paige Aufhammer
     
 
"There's an awful lot of noise out here, where sound becomes an anthem to fear," Paige Aufhammer laments on "Wandering," a song from her eponymous debut album. Perhaps that's why she's created such a quiet set, all the better to find a sense of peace in a world racked by war, pain and suffering. But quiet should not imply placid, because this is an album that quivers

Overview

"There's an awful lot of noise out here, where sound becomes an anthem to fear," Paige Aufhammer laments on "Wandering," a song from her eponymous debut album. Perhaps that's why she's created such a quiet set, all the better to find a sense of peace in a world racked by war, pain and suffering. But quiet should not imply placid, because this is an album that quivers with emotion and some of the most gorgeous music you'll ever hear. Like a Monet masterpiece, the set is subtly shaded and dappled in light, its hues pastel, its moods shifting from introspective to pure whimsy, and all washed in rippling serenity. "Songbird" is a twitter with luminescent guitars, swirls of rich organ, and drums that beat out like a heart. Overhead, Aufhammer's clear, sweet vocals set the bird free, and the entire song lifts off, light as a feather. "Oh Love" is even more delicate, edged with laced guitar and etched by the singer's vocals, as clear and brilliant as glass. "Mad Man's Machine" captures a different side of the artist, as she belts out a bluesy number, with superb psychedelic drenched organ and jazzy piano courtesy of Rob Whitlock. "Out of Time," in contrast, features a funky edge, fancy fiddling and a twangy western guitar. And it's that latter style that infuses most of the set, creating introspective auras, sliding across moody melodies, and conjuring up melancholic atmospheres. The music throughout the set is sublime, and Aufhammer's vocals absolutely magical. Her lovely lyrics are equally so, her themes revolving mostly around love and conflicted emotions, and will inevitably resonate with any sentient being. "Angel's Songs" she calls them, and if you, like her, feel caught in a world of pain, you'll understand her language and need to find a piece of peace. You need look no further than this stunning set.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
Label:
High Wire Music
UPC:
0805238814722
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paige Aufhammer   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dave Curtis   Bass Guitar
Rob Whitlock   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger   Dobro,Fiddle,Electric Guitar
Frank Lenz   Percussion,Piano,Drums
Curtis Chan   Cello
Lisa Dondlinger   Violin
Briana Bandy   Viola
Ginger Murphy   Cello
Dennis Caplinger   Dobro,Fiddle,Electric Guitar
Curtis Chan   Cello
Chung Mei Chang   Violin
Cory Clark   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dave Curtis   Bass Guitar
Robin DeGrasse   Piano
B.J. Baclawski   Background Vocals
Danny Campbell   Percussion

Technical Credits

Lee Chesnut   Executive Producer
Frank Lenz   String Arrangements
Joe Marlett   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Paige Aufhammer   Composer

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