Ethereal Neo-Classical compositions, exquisitely weaved out of acoustic guitars, violin and bass guitar, and blissfully adorned by sweet female vocals.
released September 15, 2001
Names such as Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Amber Asylum or, especially for Portuguese listeners, Madredeus, and, on a slightly different tone, Empyrium and Tenhi, will come to mind now and then, but the varied background of the various members involved with DWELLING not only allows them to produce a very distinct blend, but also provides a solid launch pad for incursions into territories often neglected in the genre.
Therefore, not only will one find the sweet and blissful melancholia of opener “A Gaze of Innocence” or the sad, rather tragic tones, of “Dear Blossom”, but also a discreetly progressive, somewhat Jazzistic in tone, approach to the material which shows off more clearly on the slightly hallucinatory “Trivial Yet Profound”.
“A Dança (Tecendo o Feitiço)”, sung in their mother-tongue, sees the band feeding off slightly on their Portuguese roots, evidencing a taste of Fado in their recipe, whereas the closing instrumental “Rain” allows the musicians to engage in a healthy dwell free from Catarina’s guidance.
Last but not least, the recording process has provided a rich and clear sound, appropriately registering the elaborate string interplay provided by Nuno Roberto and Helder Dias, which, along with Jaime Ferreira’s deep bass lines, set the foundations for Sílvia Freitas’ searing violin melodies and Catarina Raposo’s warm and comforting voice.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this collection of fine “Moments”.
Through childish eyes, a gaze
Wonders show and amaze
A return to Innocence,
To beauty and purity.
Through wonderous cheeks, a tear
Carrier of all hope & fear
Running ever colder,
Regarding Eden once dispelled,
Invoked again through memories
And dreams, ever illusive,
Yet sweetly scented and colourful.
Track Name: Dear Blossom
Bewildered... By what could not be
Colours amid all grey I see
Life emerged from certain demise
Hoping for one more day, as the victors prize,
Heroic struggle for such a shallow existence
To provide joy for my life, my penitence,
Both survivors of impious frays,
Witnessing all that dismays.
As divine they behold,
Through their eyes we're written,
And by their hands we're folded.
Witnessing all that dismays...
Rejoice dear Blossom,
Our essence is bound.
Track Name: Trivial Yet Profound
Trivial yet profound,
Confusion reigns gloriously.
A myriad of emotions spirals in me.
I stand divided.
Paradox between void and all,
What's to be or memory,
The Reaper's cold knife,
The blazing embers of life.
I stand divided.
Longing for utter delight,
When the shards become one again.
Track Name: A Dança (Tecendo o Feitiço)
Na sala fria e escura,
Só a luz de uma vela perdura
O som da guitarra a vibrar,
O louco que toca começa a gritar.
Suave, o seu corpo responde
E subitamente, nada esconde.
Dança tecendo o feitiço,
Que enaltece a sua beldade.
Seus olhos a chama,
O brilho de quem ama,
Fecham-se apenas com a força do grito
E choram de dor, pelo que foi dito.
Suspiros no ar
E uma voz, a cantar...
És a luz na escuridão,
O que salva da solidão.