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On her sixth solo album, Thalia Zedek compiles the past into the present for her strongest recording to date.
Marked by her signature gritty, overdriven, tube-amplified guitar and distinctive raspy voice, Eve most closely resembles her work on Come’s debut, 11:11. Raw, bluesy Mick Taylor-inspired guitar riffs perfectly juxtapose her lyrical anguish, which beautifully blends The Rolling Stones’s stark realism of Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. with an esoteric beat sensibility to weave mysterious dramatic tales of loss, longing and isolation. As always, her band – made up of veterans, violist David Michael Curry and pianist Mel Lederman with relative newcomers, Winston Braman (bass) and drummer Jonathan Ulman – tastefully allow the songs to grow around Zedek’s unique chord progressions and unpredictable song structures. It’s the album Come fans have been wanting to hear since the group’s unfortunate demise in 2001.
As Thalia Zedek has been involved with Uzi, Live Skull and Come, she continues to grow and look for new modes of expression, even forming a new band with Neptune’s Jason Sidney Sanford and Karate’s Gavin McCarthy called E. If you want the individual artist, however, she’s right here, a solitary guitar-slinger in the Wild West of the music industry.
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