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Damien Rice-O (Vector)

Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice is relatively unknown in the United States.  This should change now that he has released a new recording of ten hypnotic songs, under the simple title O

His quietly sensual style draws the listener in with provocative, highly perceptive lyrics that compel us to listen -- really listen.  From the powerful song "Volcano," to the more introspective "Delicate" Rice weaves stories of the joys and fears surrounding relationships.  He also trades in themes of the emotional dangers of sexuality. 

Rice can be tender and immensely passionate, but in "Cheers" he is also quite cynical.  Whatever he explores, this collection of uniquely contemplative music forces us to reflect on our own passions and upheavals.  Rice's vocal style reveals a man who has  soaked up experience, mixed it with sharply-edged poetry and propelled it into very potent music. 

At times, Rice's voice opens widely with waves of passion, while at other times it pulls inwardly, asking us to fully reflect on his subtle observations.  This music commands the audience pay attention to the details of the words' meanings, as well as the unusual changes that keep appearing in the tune itself.  The listeners of this fine recording will be greatly rewarded.  Visit Rice's world, you will want to listen to each song again and again.  O is not to be missed!  (7/03)

Wayne C. Diamond

Copyright 2003 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted July 22, 2003.

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Copyright 2003 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted July 22, 2003.