Lumenette's Songs of Despair, the Spirit and Sex in Space: The Echoes Interview
Singer Christine Byrd has emerged out of the Christian music scene and backing vocals for the band Hammock to forge her music of liberation, loss and atonement as Lumenette. Each song on her debut, All Around My Head taps into the emotional waveforms of Christine Byrd. She composed the album over the last several years, most of it on her own, working out arrangements in Garage Band, layering her voice and putting in lots of reverb. The final production of All Around My Head was done by Christine, with Marc Byrd and Matt Kidd of Slow Meadow taking it to another level. Byrd’s voice is often double-tracked, or more, and her choruses and wordless choirs are stacked in cathedral ambiences, letting the psychic resonance of her lyrics rebound around your head. It is the Echoes CD of the Month this August. We dig deep into her album of love songs and pain when we talk with Christine and her cohorts on Echoes.
Read John Diliberto’s review of Lumenette’s All Around My Head