Love Not Love Lust Not Lust

Artist Kitty Brazelton's Dadadah
Album Title Love Not Love Lust Not Lust
Date of Release 1999 inprint
AMG Rating starstarstarstar
Genre Rock
Styles Alternative Pop/Rock
Time 61:01
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Love Not Love Lust Not Lust

AMG EXPERT REVIEW: On one hand, vocalist/lyricist Brazelton musically brings to the table a rock sensibility with orchestral jazz-like urban landscape underpinnings ala Henry Cow. It's a constructivist's approach, building layers of all encompassing, melodic and harmonic chaos within certain dynamic and orgasmic rhythmic structures. Other the other hand her vocal quality, a kind of cross between a belting Janis Joplin and a bewitching Dagmar Krause (of Cow) is the vehicle for expressing her highly personalized feeling about love and existence on this mortal plane. It commands attention, and is as uncategorizable and any "fusion" you will ever hear. Brazelton is a dramatist, possessing a wild eyed sense of irony and reality combined with a certain angst and sensual repose. She's certainly a hard edged singer in relation to her role as companion/friend/lover. Saxophonist Phillip Johnston consistently contributes to the more jazzy fills, electric guitarist Hui Cox adds the rockish hue, while heard throughout are cellist Matt Turner, harpist Elizabeth Panzer, trombonist Chris Washburne and french hornist Lydia Van Dreel. The tour de force cut is the twenty minute finale, a seven part self-portrait suite "From Her Story," an incredible triptych through various musical and life experiences that simply has to be heard. Most of the other pieces accent advice on what to do with relationships and how to approach them. There's the stark honesty of "Sex Wind Dream," a need for belonging is emphasized during "Soul Kiss," including borrowed lines from the blues classic "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," and there's actually a song where Brazelton herself admits unconditional love for someone on "Around You." There are other similar themes, but "Waitin' For Ya' Baby" sports a noticeable call-and-response between voice and guitar, "You're In Love," is the heaviest guitar centered rocker, while the opener "Beauty Wild & Curious" elicits the first of many "wow's!" during this totally engaging recording. Brazelton might seem koala bear unapproachable, but she's not witch-like scary. She and her music are so unique and singular minded that it would appear that way. This reviewer invites you, if you're into the Henry Cow/Hatfield & The North/Steve Lacy-Irene Aebi/Diamanda Galas school of noir art music to give this one a sincere shot. -- Michael G. Nastos


  1. Beauty Wild and Curious (Brazelton) - 9:03
  2. Sex Wind Dream (Brazelton) - 6:05
  3. Soul Kiss (Brazelton) - 8:02
  4. Cinderella's Sister (Brazelton) - 5:05
  5. You're in Love (Brazelton) - 5:30
  6. Around You (Brazelton) - 4:17
  7. Waitin' for Ya Baby (Brazelton) - 3:13
  8. From Her Story (Brazelton) - 19:46


Sister 7: Wrestling Over Tiny Matters
Caviar: Caviar
Tram: Heavy Black Frame
The Courage Brothers: Wood
Glimmer: Silver Zone
Icehouse: Singles
Al Rose: Pigeon's Throat
Feelings: Dearling Darling
The Bollweevils: History of the Bollweevils, Vol. 2
Wannadies: Yeah


Hugo Dwyer -
Phillip Johnston -
Elizabeth Panzer -
Todd Turkisher -
Christopher Washburne -
Matt Turner -
Jeff Song -
Hui Cox -
Kitty Brazelton -
Dane Richeson -

Producer, Engineer, Editing, Mastering, Mixing, Sequencing
Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Trombone, Tuba
Bass (Electric)
Guitar (Electric)
Piano, Vocals, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Percussion, Drums


1999 CD Buzz 76005

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