Monday, October 1, 2012
Eleven PDX Names Alameda "One Of The True Gems" of Portland!
Alameda, the self-described "chamber-folk collective," is a fine example of exactly these things. Their newest release, Procession, takes both the "chamber" and the "folk" to heart. The string work by cellist Jessie Dettwiler is nuanced and grounded, lending an element of continuity throughout the album that exemplifies the soulful restraint that is Alameda's hallmark. Stirling Myles' vocal work fits perfectly in to the album's humanistic ethos, and his finger picking ensures that the music never becomes too precious, rooting firmly in the "folk" element that propels each track." Pick up the latest issue of Eleven PDX out now.