Dana Falconberry – “Lake Charlevoix”
***SXSW 2013 – OEB FRESHMAN FAVORITE***
Pairs Well With…Bon Iver, Nick Drake, Beach House
Austin singer-songwriter Dana Falconberry carries a hushed, sparse tone throughout her 2012 sophomore record Leelanau. This music is incredibly pastoral, like a chilled wind. There’s a whimsy present, but it doesn’t take away from the serious tone that resides throughout most of Leelanau. Falconberry utilizes a whisper as her main vocal weapon, but anything more than that would overpower the subtlety in her music. By minimizing the amount of sound going on, it allows every string to ring out. Falconberry uses a good deal of orchestration in directive ways. She especially gets a ton out of her string section, using either mysterious plucking or sweeping lines to enhance the prettiness of Falconberry’s music.