Will You Find Me

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Barnes & Noble - Kurt B. Reighley
Will You Find Me, an album as magical and simple as the hollow bones that hold birds aloft seductively reiterates the distinction between strength and brute force. On their fourth album, NYC folk-pop quartet Ida craft 14 sparse, compelling vignettes by applying a variety of timbres -- from snare drum and spidery guitar to wineglass and chamber strings -- with meticulous precision, but a quiet fire smoldering at the core prevents the outcome from becoming overly fussy. On sublime, tender tunes such as "Shrug" and "Shotgun," the hushed harmonies of Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell nestle together intimately; in contrast, three compositions by Karla Schickele ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kurt B. Reighley
Will You Find Me, an album as magical and simple as the hollow bones that hold birds aloft seductively reiterates the distinction between strength and brute force. On their fourth album, NYC folk-pop quartet Ida craft 14 sparse, compelling vignettes by applying a variety of timbres -- from snare drum and spidery guitar to wineglass and chamber strings -- with meticulous precision, but a quiet fire smoldering at the core prevents the outcome from becoming overly fussy. On sublime, tender tunes such as "Shrug" and "Shotgun," the hushed harmonies of Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell nestle together intimately; in contrast, three compositions by Karla Schickele favor angular tunes, with piano-driven arrangements and an unadorned yet confident singing style. Strolling down a twilight path, Will You Find Me is as captivating as the best of Low or His Name Is Alive whose Warn Defever is on board here, offering unexpected ways of expressing sentiments that feel comforting in their familiarity.
All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The first of two completed albums liberated from the clutches of Capitol in the wake of a recording deal gone bad, Will You Find Me projects all the confidence of the major label debut it was intended to be -- Ida's most cohesive and haunting album to date, it's also their most direct, articulating the messy entanglements of desire and heartbreak with startling clarity. Although at least five of the album's 14 songs previously appeared on scattered singles and EPs, these new re-recordings benefit enormously from their improved production, uncluttered yet inventive arrangements, and the luminous vocal interplay of Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, and Karla Schickele; similarly, where in the past the group's lyrics sometimes strained too far for poetic resonance, the songs on Will You Find Me reveal a new honesty and simplicity -- the rising and falling harmonies that conclude "Maybelle," arguably Ida's most singularly beautiful moment on record, communicate emotional depths that transcend language altogether.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2000
  • Label: Tiger Style
  • UPC: 686806000521
  • Catalog Number: 5

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ida Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell Moog Synthesizer, Wurlitzer
Hanna Fox Percussion
Tim Thomas Piano
Rose Thomson Piano
Elizabeth Mitchell Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Tara Jane O'Neil Melodica
Ida Pearle Violin
Karla Schickele Organ, Bass, Piano, Vocals
Elaine Ahn Cello
Rick Lassiter Double Bass
Andrew Hall Double Bass
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
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