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Lauren Passarelli

Lauren Passarelli ~ Blast of Love

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Feather Records 2012 release, Blast of Love by singer songwriter, Lauren Passarelli

Lauren Passarelli's new CD, Blast of Love, explodes with singable melodies, passionate wordplay, and blazingly beautiful arrangements. If you've ever fallen in love, you'll recognize your own experience here, and if you haven't -- well, these songs might teach you everything you need to get shaking! Blast is an auditory chronicle of the whole delicious, scary, heart-in-your-mouth process, moving from the first flutters to the doubts, from the questions to the consummation. This is all-inclusive, ruby-red, altogether gorgeous music, custom made for lovers everywhere.

Passarelli has created a heart-shaped box with Valentine's treats to tempt nearly every palette. Lovers may well find here the anthem they've been seeking, perhaps in the shimmering "Maine Moon," or the promises and pledges made in "Leaps & Twirls." Guitar aficionados will admire Passarelli's wizardry on the instrument and her ability to craft catchy licks that reveal and honor the heart of each song. Some listeners may catch an echo of Pat Metheny in "Galaxy Eyes," while others will hear a flavor of James Taylor in the vocal styling of that song. But perhaps the greatest treat awaits poetry lovers. In addition to her own poetic lyrics, Passarelli offers pitch-perfect settings of poetry by Emily Dickinson, ee cummings, and contemporary poet Kate Chadbourne. Dickinson, that ardent but sequestered lover, provides a buzz of erotic frustration and yearning in "Feel for Me." The setting is raucous and edgy, bringing the poet out of the parlor and into a vast, passionate world that suits her intensity very well. Passarelli ends the album with a compilation of lines from cummings' poems, arranged into the spacious and sweeping "Heart of the Sky": Yes is a world, the voice of your eyes, we are for each other -- heart of the sky.

Through her mastery and her honesty, Passarelli gives us a chance to return to our own hearts and give them another spin. This album reminds us that whether it's rocky or blissful, love is pretty much the best thing going. Blast of Love is a musical love-letter to Love with a capital L. Listen to it and fall in love again with music, with your lover, with the world, or with love itself!
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Feather Records 2012 release, Blast of Love by singer songwriter, Lauren Passarelli

Lauren Passarelli's new CD, Blast of Love, explodes with singable melodies, passionate wordplay, and blazingly beautiful arrangements. If you've ever fallen in love, you'll recognize your own experience here, and if you haven't -- well, these songs might teach you everything you need to get shaking! Blast is an auditory chronicle of the whole delicious, scary, heart-in-your-mouth process, moving from the first flutters to the doubts, from the questions to the consummation. This is all-inclusive, ruby-red, altogether gorgeous music, custom made for lovers everywhere.

Passarelli has created a heart-shaped box with Valentine's treats to tempt nearly every palette. Lovers may well find here the anthem they've been seeking, perhaps in the shimmering "Maine Moon," or the promises and pledges made in "Leaps & Twirls." Guitar aficionados will admire Passarelli's wizardry on the instrument and her ability to craft catchy licks that reveal and honor the heart of each song. Some listeners may catch an echo of Pat Metheny in "Galaxy Eyes," while others will hear a flavor of James Taylor in the vocal styling of that song. But perhaps the greatest treat awaits poetry lovers. In addition to her own poetic lyrics, Passarelli offers pitch-perfect settings of poetry by Emily Dickinson, ee cummings, and contemporary poet Kate Chadbourne. Dickinson, that ardent but sequestered lover, provides a buzz of erotic frustration and yearning in "Feel for Me." The setting is raucous and edgy, bringing the poet out of the parlor and into a vast, passionate world that suits her intensity very well. Passarelli ends the album with a compilation of lines from cummings' poems, arranged into the spacious and sweeping "Heart of the Sky": Yes is a world, the voice of your eyes, we are for each other -- heart of the sky.

Through her mastery and her honesty, Passarelli gives us a chance to return to our own hearts and give them another spin. This album reminds us that whether it's rocky or blissful, love is pretty much the best thing going. Blast of Love is a musical love-letter to Love with a capital L. Listen to it and fall in love again with music, with your lover, with the world, or with love itself! Show less
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