Ana Roxanne – Because Of A Flower
In what comes across as a confident, ambitious album, is simultaneously an album about uncertainty and empathy, elements that are often not conveyed with confidence, but here have found acceptance, and balance. Duality of life, of being a person, of gender, is brought to focus through the seven tracks on this follow up to ~ ~ ~. Hear added depth in instrumentation and vocal performance, stitched tightly to her patient and intricate arrangements. While some slow-paced, drone based pieces ramble like a run-on sentence, every moment has it's place here. Among the standouts is the somewhat gothic choral piece "A Study in Vastness", and a heavily rhythmic track with a most gorgeous melody haunting the pitter-patter of the drum machine called "Camille". A dream pop hit single performed in Ana Roxanne's pure vocal ambient style.
The opening piece to the album sets the conceptual stage for the album. "The spirit of harmony, as it condenses, produces all beings." Not only touching on thematic elements that guided the context, but also speaking to the instrumental portions of the album. This second album is their deepest, most condensed work to date, and shows there is still much to come from this young artist.