Listeners of Dandelion Radio voted two songs from Orion Before Dawn onto the 2020 Festive 50 countdown. (which continues the tradition started by John Peel). “This is a Prayer” appeared at #27 and No Pause in Rhythm landed at #44! This is the third time I’ve appeared on the list, and the first time I have two songs in the list!

Mastering Engineer Bob Katz had this to say on his Facebook Page:

Performance artist from Chicago, a sincere woman who I am privileged to know. I’ve mastered several of her CDs. And the most recent “Orion Before Dawn”, I mastered and was mixed by one of my mix engineers, the extraordinaire Aaron PhatChief Gandia. Aaron invented, along with input from me, numerous super special effects to accompany these eclectic and loving poem-songs by Diane Marie.

The album is doing well in Germany and the UK. It made a prestigious list at Dandelion Radio’s Festive Fifty. This is where people from all over the world vote for the best 50 songs of the year. Diane tells me this is the fourth time her music made this list, in the company of many well-known artistes. Two of the songs, “This is a Prayer” and “No Pause in Rhythm” made it to the list this year.

For this album, Aaron and I wanted to help it tell a story. For example, “No Pause in Rhythm” has a rather eclectic rhythm to it.

Diane wants to tell everyone that “the extreme joy and pride of knowing people listen to my music is a gift to me.”


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.

Credits:

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