issue 828/829 December 16-23 1999

On The Edge

David Fricke

The contradictions and complications of fealty and fucking spill out all over LOVE NOT LOVE LUST NOT LUST (Buzz, CD), an album of impressive nerve by Kitty Brazelton's DADADAH. The capital letters attest both to the group's breadth of color (brass, harp, cello and Brazelton's ambition. Her songs are suitelike minefields of full emotional disclosure, sung with a pop-operatic pow and orchestrated like Kate Bush kickin' it with the Mingus Big Band.

[Reviewed in column with The Invitation of Thunderbolt Pagoda (Siltbreeze, CD); Instrumental Music…To Submerge In…Or Disappear Through…(Omplatten, CD); Wizard Women of the North (Northside, CD); Moments From This Theatre (Proper CD); Everything Is Temporary (Innerstate, CD); New Mother Young God, CD); Weatherhole (Field Recording, CD); Live 81-82 (4AD, CD) A Box of Birds (Thirsty Ear, CD).]

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"Love Not Love Lust Not Lust"

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