Deep Heart was released July 6, 2018.
The seventh 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
I will be releasing a new album titled Deep Heart in early 2018!
Here’s a recap of my activities in 2017:
I created another exclusive session in January for Mark Whitby at Dandelion Radio. Two songs from the session have been completely reworked, and the new versions will appear on the new album. The session is now available as a name-your-price download on bandcamp here:
Marked Map: A Dandelion Radio Session.
I continue to get my best support from radio outside the US: In the UK, Germany and Canada. I prefer listening to these overseas stations because they play more varied genres and new music. They’re more interesting than most US stations.
I continue to collaborate with Paul Kent of Brighton, England on our project Kloba Kent. Our song “Fools Make Walls” even made it into Dandelion Radio’s Festive 50 at number 28, making my third appearance in this listener poll! You can get both Kloba Kent EPs on bandcamp here:
Naked in the Storm
Check the Dandelion Radio broadcast schedule to see when his show will be streaming. (Schedule is in UK time, so be sure to convert to your own time zone!)
The session will be available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp in February 2017 here:
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From Mark Whitby’s review of Ghost in the Museum:
…in Kloba’s hands, ancient pre-existing musical notes are dragged into the world and twisted into new, enticing shapes. ‘The answer is already in your mind’ we’re reminded in ‘A Thousand Pretty Strings’, one of the album’s many highlights.
Ghost In The Museum was released January 26, 2016.
POST-PUNK, AVANT-POP, UNTAMED-ELECTRO SONG POEMS.
This album is a multi layered rich collection of songs using guitars, synthesizer and drums as the main back drop for poems with hidden dual meanings amidst haunting sonic atmosphere.
The album focuses on the spirit seemingly left behind in an artist’s chosen medium, be it painting, sculpting or music. The musical elements extend down to the center of the earth while vocals sweep you way back up to the North pole. Layers of bass are enhanced with melody creating dimension and space with large picturesque landscapes of sound. Instruments come in and out giving depth and variety to these short song/poems.
All instruments and voices by Diane Marie Kloba, except:
Darlene Wentland-Wiktor: Backing vocals on “A Thousand Pretty Strings”, “I Am the Sweeper”, “Only Summer Brings”, “Rescued” and “Waters of Amrita”
Ted Kloba: Bass guitar, baritone guitar, lead guitar on “A Thousand Pretty Strings”, piano on “Ancient Art”, fiddle on “I Am the Sweeper”, drum editing on “Foolosopher Part 2”, backing vocals on “A Thousand Pretty Strings” and “Waters of Amrita”
Kevin Wiktor: Drums on “A Thousand Pretty Strings”, “Ancient Art” and “Rescued”, percussion on “I Am the Sweeper”, backing vocals on “A Thousand Pretty Strings” and “Rescued”
“Foolosopher Part 2” contains portions of “80BPM Drum Grooves – Fat!” by George Lindsay, licensed under Creative Commons-Atribution 3.0. bit.ly/gl80bpm
Mixed by Ryan Albrecht
Mastered by Bob Katz
My new Album Ghost in the Museum will be released on January 26, 2016! Watch here for information on how to get a free song download during release week.
From Oliver Arditi’s review of Dandelion Exclusives:
This is a work of pronounced creative maturity, turning our attention to Kloba’s quizzical observations with a deft, un-manipulative touch, and employing the simple resources of guitar pop with singular power.