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CD REVIEW: Dala - Everyone is someone
By Ivan Nossa - 02/07/2011 - 02:35 PM EST

Artist: Dala
Album: Everyone is someone
Genre: Acoustic folk/pop
Sounds Like: The Corrs, Emmylou Harris
Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 9/10
Overall Talent Level: 8/10
Songwriting Skills: 8/10
Performance Skill: 8/10
Best Songs: Horses, Face in the morning, Northern lights
Weakness: not all songs reach the level of the best ones
CD Review: Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine are the 2 talented and beautiful girls that are not only best friends but part of a musical duo called Dala. The group comes from Canada with an Irish and Uk heritage. They seem to have got the best of all these countries and put it into their acoustic soulful music. They have already a good career in Canada having performed at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall several times while touring Canada and are played by many radios and video channels. So this is not a debut album but a confirmation of an already successful career.

The latest cd called “Everyone is someone” has the power conquering the listener immediately. The ladies’ acoustic pop is sweet and mellow. It is easy for the listener to let his mind fly while listening to the Dala’s magic vocal harmonic blend. Their style is reminiscent of great country folk legends like Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris or acoustic bands like The Corrs. But while picking the best from these legendary singers they soon part and look for their own musical planet, for their own personal style. A style dictated by impressive layered vocal arrangement by two very personal voices, a soprano and a alto voice that sing with the heart.

The arrangements works perfectly. Essential emotional touches. Acoustic music played with intimate passion that can only be discovered by listening to the tracks more than once.

I even feel that their potential is bigger and probably they are still on the way to find their highest point but the road they have taken is really promising and is already delivering excellent music.

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