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Sound the Deep Waters is Izolda's first solo release.
album contains 11 original and one traditional song. The original
songs have myriad influences that encompass the worlds of art, the
ancient Greeks and Celts, the country of her birth (Moldova), social
activism, and a fierce love and commitment to the Earth. Scarborough
Faire, a traditional song, is given here as introspection on lost
and impossible love. Below is a list of songs.
Izolda sang lead
and harmony vocals and highlighted her performances on guitar, violin,
Native American flute and percussion. Other instrumentation on the
CD includes: cello, mandolin, electric guitar, percussion, and recorder.
It features: Diana McFadden, Jim Brewster, Diana Sunday, Luis Nasser,
Janet Morton, Jeff Laramee, and Jeff Sieracki. This fantastic array
of instruments was arranged to fuse in the style of music known as
Folk Nouveau music combines the story-telling and instrumentation elements of folk music and the reverence for nature of the Art Nouveau movement with melodic influences that span the Earth. Izolda's songs feature this innovative approach to music and include: stunning vocals, guitar work that combines exciting rhythms and delicate finger-style expression, and original work on violin, which she began studying in Moldova when she was just five years old.
In addition to being a musician, Izolda is also an excellent photographer and the album's liner notes also contain some of Izolda's photographs. Some of these are: the orchids that are the hallmark of all of her musical eneavors, gold leaves, and the back of the CD tray card which is an image of the Vernal Equinox sunset on Inch Strand on the Dingle Penninsula, Ireland.
Honoring many requests, Izolda also included her inspirations for each song in the CD liner notes.
All of these fuse together to form a beautiful and sensual experience.
Here is another look at the cover and the back of the liner notes.
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