Resilience

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
For an artist on a label dedicated to traditional Canadian folk music, Annabelle Chvostek makes music that often sounds shockingly modern, and not simply in the way that she draws on obvious forebears from her country such as Sarah McLachlan. With the opening title track, her voice working in the textures and pacing of Autotuning without actually being treated that way, Chvostek serves notice she knows what time it is, even as most of Resilience deftly steps forward and retrospectively in equal measure. Thus the low-key blues/cabaret sass of "Racing with the Sun," with some sparkling guitar solos and backing call and response vocals suggesting a World War II coffee bar/juke...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
For an artist on a label dedicated to traditional Canadian folk music, Annabelle Chvostek makes music that often sounds shockingly modern, and not simply in the way that she draws on obvious forebears from her country such as Sarah McLachlan. With the opening title track, her voice working in the textures and pacing of Autotuning without actually being treated that way, Chvostek serves notice she knows what time it is, even as most of Resilience deftly steps forward and retrospectively in equal measure. Thus the low-key blues/cabaret sass of "Racing with the Sun," with some sparkling guitar solos and backing call and response vocals suggesting a World War II coffee bar/juke joint, directly follows the near-confessional "Piece of You," which feels of a piece with any number of 21st century ballads thematically while not overtly sounding like it's going to appear in a Zach Braff film thank goodness. Chvostek's singular talent might in the end be her flexibility with styles while maintaining her own strong voice, and the arrangements course from solo autoharp introduction to restrained electric guitar and electronics with an easy grace. Perhaps the most affecting track, though, is "The Sioux," with what sounds like a sweetly jaunty folk/country ramble -- the accordion and fiddle in combination are breathtaking -- backing a portrait of desperate lives riven by drug abuse and the weight of history. Some wounds still cut deep and Chvostek knows to regard them with the appropriate depth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Borealis Recording
  • UPC: 773958119321
  • Catalog Number: 81193
  • Sales rank: 213,913

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Resilience (3:42)
  2. 2 Seven Years (3:47)
  3. 3 Runaway Lane (3:08)
  4. 4 Wait for It (3:27)
  5. 5 Piece of You (3:21)
  6. 6 Racing with the Sun (2:46)
  7. 7 The Sioux (4:02)
  8. 8 Driving Away (4:46)
  9. 9 I Left My Brain (5:38)
  10. 10 Firewalker (3:30)
  11. 11 Line of Ascent (3:52)
  12. 12 Nashville (6:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Annabelle Chvostek Primary Artist, Organ, Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin, Accordion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Bruce Cockburn Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Roma Baran Accordion, Drums, Electric Guitar, national steel guitar
Bruce Moisky Fiddle
Vivian Stoll Drums, Keyboards, Tambourine, Siren
Julie Wolf Organ, Accordion, Keyboards
Mike Hardwick Guitar, Electric Guitar, E-bow
Eric Fawcett Drums, Background Vocals
John Hermanson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron
Mary Gauthier Vocals
Michael Jerome Browne 12-string Guitar, Fretless Banjo
Matthew Lipscombe Background Vocals
Debashis Sinha Accordion
Jordi Rosen Background Vocals
Tony Spina Drums
Rick Rigby Background Vocals
Paul Chvostek Background Vocals
Michael Makhan Background Vocals
Jonathan Keeley Background Vocals, Archguitar
Jenny Katz Background Vocals
Brad Levia Background Vocals
Becky Foon Cello
Technical Credits
Bruce Cockburn Composer
Ella Jenkins Composer
Roma Baran Audio Production
Vivian Stoll Audio Production, Whistle
Annabelle Chvostek Composer, Audio Production
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