I am not normally drawn to sparse, dryly produced, quirky, almost 90s-style indie music and abstract lyrics, but Kloba does this sort of thing better than anyone I’ve heard…her voice is a meandering coo, her lyrics are beguiling. She’s a buried American musical treasure that deserves to be unearthed, because you don’t come across a true original very often.
Deep Heart was released July 6, 2018.
The seventh and latest release from Diane Marie Kloba is Deep Heart. In some ways, Deep Heart departs from Diane’s recent earlier work: There was no overarching concept to the album. The lyrical subject matter takes a step away from her previous work: She introduces some enigmatic new characters and situations, and mostly avoids the subject of art itself and its creation.
While some arrangements are more stripped down with a hint of folk-blues, the title track is lush with synthesizers and layered guitar. It is Diane’s first time working with a new mix engineer, Andrew Diaz.
Also included are remastered versions of the Soundcloud hit “Thunder” (featuring Westfront), and “He Lights Up”, previously available only on the Vanguardista Records Winter Solstice compilation.
All music and lyrics by Diane Marie Kloba except:
“Thunder” music by Jürgen Mertens and Diane Marie Kloba
All instruments and vocals by Diane Marie Kloba except:
Theodore Kloba: Bass guitar, bass synth on “Deep Heart”, drum programming on “Rubber Soled”.
Jürgen Mertens: All instruments on “Thunder”.
Mixed by Andrew Diaz except:
“Thunder” and “He Lights Up” mixed by Theodore Kloba
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain