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Alela Diane: Cusp

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Artist: Alela Diane
Title: Cusp

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Alela Diane: Cusp

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Alela Diane returns with Cusp the long-awaited follow up to 2013s critically-acclaimed About Farewell. Whilst both albums could be described as born of love Cusp is perhaps love at its purest and most complex - for in music one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have is also an unspoken artistic taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness sake dont write songs about it. Portland Oregon based singer songwriter Alela Diane has a problem with that. This music is about motherhood Alela says of Cusp. Even just by saying that it feels like people will write you off. As women our music is sold based on our sex-appeal. Theres a lack of spaces for women to move into that arent based on appearance. Those are conversations Im interested in having. Cusp was written in January 2016 in a small cabin deep within snowy woods where Alela resided during a three-week artist residency at Caldera Oregan alone for the first time since becoming a mother. A broken thumbnail resulted in Alelas signature finger-plucking being replaced by songwriting on a grand piano resulting in the most piano driven album of her career fueled by that energy that only comes with facing and falling in love with something new. Cusp explores the weight and beauty of creating life with Alela refusing to stray from her perspective as a mother and woman. Cusp was recorded at Flora Playback produced by Peter M. Murray and mixed by Noah Georgeson with the album also featuring contributions from Ryan Francesconi Joanna Newsom Rob Burger Iron & Wine Peter Broderick Heather Woods Broderick Sharon Van Etten Luke Ydstie Blind Pilot and Daniel Hunt Neko Case.

1.1 Albatross
1.2 The Threshold
1.3 Moves Us Blind
1.4 migr
1.5 Never Easy
1.6 Song for Sandy
1.7 Buoyant
1.8 Ether Wood
1.9 Yellow Gold
1.10 So Tired
1.11 Wild Ceaseless Song


H 0.19
W 12.26
L 12.27

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