Messages from the Ionosphere was released May 31, 2005 on Striped Shirt Records.
Messages from the Ionosphere featured some of the bigger guitar sounds that Diane favored before I Kid You Not; there are also a couple acoustic numbers singer-songwriter tunes and one piece of “beat poetry” with just flute, words, and percussion. Of course there are songs about star watching, appreciating joys of life and dreams, both the day and night varieties. With her poetry sometimes comes a bit of silliness, finding humor in seriousness.
Diane Marie Kloba’s first solo effort, This Is Worth Something was a DIY effort produced under the stage name TAFKAD in 2001 and sold at shows. The CD is out of print, but the tracks are now available for free listening on soundcloud.
In 1997, as a member of The Silent Workers, Diane Marie Kloba contributed vocals, guitars and songwriting to their sole full length album release, Quark. Although the band has been on hiatus for several years, all the band members helped out in sessions for her early solo albums.