Let’s get right to it.
“Desert Boy” is wicked good. Original and biting, Lara’s wailing is refreshing as it too good to be croon. It is the second song on Taubman’s Revelation, give it listen for yourself below.
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The song is a long sprawl, telling the tale of a blue eyed devil of a soul, who took Lara’s heart. The organ here is chilling, then warm, graceful and sweet while maintaining a ethereal, almost spiritual quality. Like Bobby Zimmerman’s early 70’s stuff, with a possibly even brighter charm, the instrument and Taubman were made for each other.
“Revelation” is about my journey to heal through making music. Following a call to begin singing five years ago led me to a series of fortuitous events that created this album. Music always saved me, now I hope to return the favor.
“Heartbreak Garden” is another doozy, and a song that like “Desert Boy,” exudes a very human, tender side of Lara’s life. Lyrically she is as inviting as her vocal work, with stories to tell throughout the entire album.
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So when you listen to “Snakes In The Snow,” even if it isn’t quite your cup of tea, try to feel every squeal and relapsed cry Lara shouts. This song doesn’t sound like anything else on her project, and frankly, at the start I wasn’t too interested.
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But as I relisten now, the screeching wails of Persephone and “land of the dead” imagery show that Taubman’s solidly sinister storytelling is beyond reproach.
Give her a music a listen and let us know what you think!