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La Grande (2012)

Artist: Laura Gibson
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Format: CD
Sku: 227174161
UPC: 655173112120
UPC 14: 00655173112120
Release Date: 1/24/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Grande, La ~ Laura Gibson
2. Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed ~ Laura Gibson
3. Lion/Lamb ~ Laura Gibson
4. Skin, Warming Skin ~ Laura Gibson
5. Rushing Dark, The ~ Laura Gibson
6. Red Moon ~ Laura Gibson
7. Crow/Swallow ~ Laura Gibson
8. Fire, The ~ Laura Gibson
9. Time is Not ~ Laura Gibson
10. Feather Lungs ~ Laura Gibson

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Jackpot Studios, Portland, OR; Laura's Home, Portland, OR; Scenic Burrows, Portland, OR; Typefoundry Studios, Portland, OR; Waterworks Studio B, Tucson, AZ; Wooden Fences, Portland, OR.
Muze PNote Photographer: Steve Harmon.
Muze PNote Arranger: Laura Gibson.
Muze PNote Modern dustbowl crooner Laura Gibson named her third studio album after a northeastern Oregon town that "people usually pass through on their way to somewhere else, but which contains a certain gravity, a curious energy." It's a fitting sentiment as the same could be said about Gibson's music, a hodgepodge of retro Americana, dusty dirt-road folk, and cinematic, sepia-toned blues. Opening with the sprawling title cut, a dark, open-road anthem that sounds like Calexico fronted by Jolie Holland, the ten-track La Grande proceeds to pile on the atmosphere, offering up solid, pump organ-led, south-of-the-border-kissed balladry ("Red Moon") and galloping future public radio segues ("Skin, Warming Skin") with great aplomb. Gibson's reedy voice lacks power, especially when she forces the Ella Fitzgerald affectations, but when she dials back the theatrics and exposes the talented singer/songwriter within, as she does on the sweet and soulful "Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed," the results are downright magical. ~ James Christopher Monger

Producer: Adam Selzer; Laura Gibson

Engineer: Adam Selzer; Fen Ikner; Sean Ogilvie

Associated Artists and Works

Bridge Carols ~ Rose, Ethan

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/24/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : BARK 121
Music Label Name Label : Barsuk
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 06551731121204

Professional Reviews

Magnet (p.55)
- "LA GRANDE feels a mite more modern with its leaps into tipsy Tropicalia-like rhythms, noir cinematic atmospheres and bigger-than-ever melodies."

Paste (magazine)
- "Gibson works wonders when she plays to her strengths, utilizing her famous friends' skills to augment and subtly shade her songs."

Pitchfork (Website)
- "[The album] finds Gibson shedding some of her characteristic simplicity, spreading her wings, and trying a few new musical styles on for size in the process."

Uncut (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gibson weaves her shivery vibrato sighs ito a delicate tangle of strums and strings, gentle brass fanfares and antique saloon-bar pianos."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Gibson,Laura
Product attributeLabel:   Barsuk Records/ada
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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