Direct Metal Mastering Pressed on High Quality 180 Gram Vinyl!
This exhilarating Canadian singer/songwriter grew up in the maritime province of
Prince Edward Island off Canada's East coast. Already at the age of twelve
Brooke Miller made her un-timid mark singing in a punk band. And, with her
looks, one is not hard put to imagine that the attractive artist could have made
a successful career in acting or modeling.
This, however, would have been to deprive the musical world of an artist who
distills all of the experiences to produce the album's uniquely inspired,
character-rich compositions delivered with emotional warmth and melodic softness
– but also with plenty of drive and energy. The rich timbre of her voice and the
quality of the guitar sound while entirely unique, resonates with influences
ranging from Bruce Coburn to Joni Mitchell. The rhythmic, catching melodies with
fresh elements of folk and a dash of country evoke the oceanic grandeur of her
Her guitar teamed with her distinctive artistic and personal charisma – these
alone suffice to make a lasting impact on the listener. This is also her
passport to Northeim. The Canadian artist with a difference whose music, like an
oak tree from Prince Edward Island, is regionally rooted, branching out into
universal appeal: authentic, real, upfront.
Brooke is aided by Don Ross, on bass, piano and Fender Rhodes. Ross' music
borrows from blues, jazz, folk and classical music creating a style that he
describes as "heavy wood". Ross is the only person to twice win the U.S.
National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996). In the liner notes
from Ross' 2003 album Robot Monster, Bruce Cockburn writes, "Nobody does what
Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think
he's going to roll, but he never loses control."
Stockfisch-Records has released this recording as an audiophile 180g-Vinyl-LP
cut with Stockfisch´s in-house Direct-Metal-Mastering cutting lathe.
"Stockfisch has earned a reputation (and deservedly so) for immersing the intricate talents of folk singers with advanced recording techniques. The tonal quality of the acoustic guitars is pristine, without any distortion or fret noise. Additionally, the multi-faceted voice of Miller is rendered with full texture and warmth. Lower and higher register notes are mellow and never overproduced. Familiar is the work of an artist with much to offer."
- Robbie Gerson, www.audaud.com, 4/5 Stars!!
• Heavy Weight High Quality 180g Vinyl LP
• Direct Metal Mastering
• Made in Germany
Brooke Miller, vocals, guitars
Don Ross, bass, piano, Fender Rhodes
1. What You Know
2. You Can See Everything
3. There You Are
5. Familiar - piano version
1. You Shake It Off
2. A.M. Song
3. Two Soldiers
4. Say That Dear
5. Familiar - guitar version
6. Quiet Night
Total playing time, 47:50