Carmel Liburdi | Insomnia Slumber Party

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Insomnia Slumber Party

by Carmel Liburdi

Insomnia Slumber Party explores the battle of light and dark within us all and captures the irony of life delivered through conversational melodies, storytelling, vulnerability, catharsis, empowerment, and quirky chord progressions.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Insomnia Slumber Party
3:36 $0.99
2. This Song Is About You
2:26 $0.99
3. Umbrella Tattoo
3:44 $0.99
4. Sewerstar
3:35 $0.99
5. The Vine
3:25 $0.99
6. Zoe
4:19 $0.99
7. Not for Consumption
4:11 $0.99
8. Genuine Creep
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Album Notes
"Carmel Liburdi's a true vocalist. For the Detroit singer/songwriter, it's all about inflection, intonation, and a carefully threaded curve of the melody that evocatively communicates the sentiments of the stories in each of her songs. I can't remember hearing someone speak out a verse so mellifluously - it's birdlike, the way her flow can fly through a chorus with a sweet assortment of notes but then glide down for her signature patter of conversational-sounding pattering.

And Liburdi is also a true storyteller. The focus is the words. Her acoustic guitar fills in a pleasing rhythm, but the focal point is the funny anecdotes, the painful confessions, the poetic self-deprecation, the honest appraisals, and that congealing, ever-more-securing sense of self.

Over the last five years, Liburdi has written and released several albums of her own material, performed on just about every stage around Detroit, and even gone out on a handful of national tours. Though her presentation of a single voice and acoustic guitar might suggest coffee house-open mic-folk aesthetics, she's weaving together so much more, with a twangy warble of country to her voice at some points, segueing to an almost rapped or spoken-word cadence. The emotion eloquently sewn into her songs to that post-emo-but-pre-indie-pop balance of something like Neutral Milk Hotel-meets-Jenny Lewis.

But what shines most of all on this, her fifth album, is the strength she attains by claiming, owning, or even defeating her flaws and vulnerabilities. Even if you hear a sad song from Insomnia Slumber Party, you, the listener, still feel better. And it's all in the way she puts it... These songs are all about finding how to say that one thing, something that was just unutterable out loud, or some emotion you couldn't pinpoint. Liburdi has all of the cards on the table and makes it sound graceful in the way she's able to vocally shuffle them all back together, even if the deck's still slightly out of order."

- Jeff Milo for Deep Cutz



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