Melinda Lavenau Creates A Great Album With It’s Own Peaceful Universe
“Be All There” from the “Waiting Wild” album
From Kansas City, Missouri comes the first album of Melinda Lavenau, a songwriter who writes song to help you remember quiet things. That’s quite a program and this album is faithful to this goal, with a wide range of beautiful songs and field recordings that weave a peaceful tapestry.
With the intro of this “Be All There”, there is an unrest in from the cello/piano that nicely resolves in Melinda’s vocals, urging everyone with her plea of “Wherever you are, be all there”, an effective Carpe Diem… The piano and cello counterpoint each other beautifully, and the bass and electronic percussion are not overwhelming in this primarily acoustic soundscape but effectively driving the track forward, leaving Melinda’s fragile voice plenty of room to charm. Nice background/double vocals are sparkled here and there to accentuate the melodic attraction of this beautiful song.
The rest of the album is full of surprise, with a production that leaves plenty of space to field recordings (birds, water, people walking/talking) fulfilling Melinda’s promise to make us remember the “quiet things”. The result is a great album that creates its own peaceful universe.
Get the song and album on Bandcamp: https://melindalavenau.bandcamp.com/releases