One-Man Band Series, #35: Uno Lady

Artwork by Ryan Poorman and Angela Ruland
Artwork by Ryan Poorman and Angela Ruland

By James Carlson, Examiner.com  –  “Cleveland indie singer/songwriter Christa Ebert, or Uno Lady, bills herself as a “one-woman choir,” and that is probably the most fitting description of what she is. That is to say, she is a one-woman choir insofar as her songs are born of the most human of instruments, the voice, in this case her voice, which she feeds through musical devices such as a microphone, small mixer and loop pedal. A minimalist endeavor, for sure, yet one that yields unexpected and impressive results: primary vocal tracks adorning layered vocals that act as the artistically interwoven threads with which the bodies of the songs are held firmly together.

On her latest album, Amateur Hour, in addition to her beautiful vocal deliveries and idiosyncratic soundscapes, Uno Lady incorporates lush, dreamy pop and psychedelic electro elements into her song structures here and there, and there are also compositions which feature the guitar playing and percussion of musician Nick Cross. And her efforts on Amateur Hour definitely show that she has evolved as an artist since her debut full-length album five years ago, I Really Like Genetics but I’d Rather Have a Good Time...”

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