Juliette Commagere to release The Procession
On September 20th, Juliette Commagere will release her dark and dreamy second full-length album, The Procession. The LA-based musician first appeared in the spotlight as the keytar-slinging frontwoman Hello Stranger, a 70’s glam-inspired band who went on to open for heavy-hitters such as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and Against Me! This led her to an eclectic series of collaborations. She’s performed with fellow Silverlake success The Bird and The Bee across the US and on multiple network TV shows.
Artist: Juliette Commagere
Title: The Procession
Release date: 09/20/10
Buy at: Amazon
She has also shared the stage with legends Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe, and has supplied her ethereal vocals for Puscifer (Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s side project) and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ latest solo album. However it was her haunting, critically acclaimed solo debut Queens Die Proudly, that truly certified Commagere as a captivating artist in her own right. LA Weekly praised it as “vividly orchestrated pop art.”
On The Procession, Juliette has created a work that sounds thoroughly modern and timeless at the same time. She achieves this by fusing her love of classical music with her penchant for electronic soundscapes. Opening track “Eats from the Inside,” highlights the album’s sonic range. Commagere’s bittersweet vocals lay on a slow-burning, atmospheric bed of synths before tribal drums and moody strings burst in to add drama. “Impact” strikes more of an up-tempo vibe with its breezy, island rhythms and “How I Look For You” has the album’s most unabashedly infectious chorus. Legendary experimental musician and Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hassell appears on the eerie and ambient “Plantsong.”
However, even amidst the most intense, swelling atmospherics, Commagere’s voice is always a commanding presence and is never overshadowed by the production. Whether it’s via gently cooing or soaring, multi-layered harmonies, she seduces listeners to grip onto every note she delivers.
"The Procession" by Juliette Commagere - release date: 09/20/10..