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March 15, 2005

Ana Da Silva

title:: The Lighthouse
label:: Chicks On Speed Records

The Lighthouse is the first solo album by the vocalist of The Raincoats. Ana Da Silva took the photos on the cover and wrote, played, and recorded all the songs except one.

The sound is very sparse, but does not sound empty. The Lighthouse is never as rich sounding as Donna Regina, though that band serves as a fair reference point. Instrumentation is mostly electronic. Only on the Jobim cover does Ana play a 12 string guitar.

Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label

various artists
label:: Numero Group

The Capsoul Label was a little independent label soul label from Columbus, Ohio put together by Bill Moss (who later went on to run as mayor of Columbus and is well known there).

Capsoul was around for 5 years in the early 70s releasing a dozen 45s and one full-length album from which the cream of the crop has been included here.

le pop en duo

various artists
label:: le Pop Musik

Le Pop En Duo is the third in a series of Le Pop compilations of modern French music from the Cologne based Le Pop Musik .

This time out the entire compilation is made up of duets between French artists, and they've even started to branch out to include some French Canadians.