The Instinct

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All Music Guide - Charles Spano
On The Instinct, Denali has managed to shed its heavy Portishead atmosphere for a sound that is more immediate and more unique. The classically trained Maura Davis has clearly become comfortable with rock vocals, and on "Hold Your Breath" for example, she sounds confident and empowered like she owns the song. The production is an improvement on the debut as well -- fuller and richer, yet grittier. Then there's the music, which ranges from Radiohead-worthy abstraction and experimentation on the moody "Surface" to gloomy indie disco on the title track sort of like Joy Division doing Gang of Four with a sweet female singer and David Lynch-ian soundtrack music on "Nullaby." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Spano
On The Instinct, Denali has managed to shed its heavy Portishead atmosphere for a sound that is more immediate and more unique. The classically trained Maura Davis has clearly become comfortable with rock vocals, and on "Hold Your Breath" for example, she sounds confident and empowered like she owns the song. The production is an improvement on the debut as well -- fuller and richer, yet grittier. Then there's the music, which ranges from Radiohead-worthy abstraction and experimentation on the moody "Surface" to gloomy indie disco on the title track sort of like Joy Division doing Gang of Four with a sweet female singer and David Lynch-ian soundtrack music on "Nullaby." The Instinct is both adventurous and accomplished and ambitious enough to suggest that this band is going to continue to push the limits one album after another.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • Label: Jade Tree Records
  • UPC: 792258108927
  • Catalog Number: 1089
  • Sales rank: 269,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold Your Breath (2:57)
  2. 2 Surface (4:47)
  3. 3 Run Through (4:37)
  4. 4 The Instinct (3:55)
  5. 5 Do Something (5:39)
  6. 6 Real Heat (3:50)
  7. 7 Nullaby (5:35)
  8. 8 Normal Days (3:27)
  9. 9 Welcome (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Denali Primary Artist
Cam DiNunzio Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Melodica, Noise, Group Member
Jonathan Fuller Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Keeley Davis Synthesizer, Bass, Baritone, Sampling, Group Member
Maura Davis Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes, Group Member
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Peter Katis Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Jonathan Fuller Sequencers
Denali Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A stimulating existence

    I'll not awash you with how much you should really buy this, instead I'll stick to what I truly adore about this album. The lyrics are simple, yes, but the voice of Maura Davis is haunting and riveting, and it will grab you and pull you down until you can't breathe any longer. There have been the best of times when I've listened to this while painting and would get the most wonderful case of gooseflesh. If you're an artist, I highly recommend this - her voice inspires the darkest of art projects I've made to date, and I'm sure it will inspire you as well.<BR/><BR/>I also recommend: Between Earth & Sky by The Colour, an equally beautiful album.

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