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Marla Mase - 'Speak Deluxe'

There are artists who open up to you and there are artists who are there to open
you up to everything around you. And then there are artists who have that innate
ability to do both. Marla Mase happens to do both with precision. A singer, songwriter
and playwright out of New York City, Marla’s music is a crystal bridge that links today
to the days when Patti Smith and Chrissy Hynde prowled on stage. With Speak Deluxe,
the re-issue of her album originally released in 2010, Marla herself exudes a feathered
ferocity throughout the album, beginning with ‘Scream(Reprise)’, a hard-charging tune
that captures the anguish and bewilderment of a battered woman wailing against the
indifference of the world. ‘Dance The Tango’ gives an otherwise somber story about 
someone who passed away who had a love of dance a resurrection with light pouring
out of each note. Each song on ‘Speak Deluxe’ is a whirlwind of harmony and reflection
brought forth brilliantly by Marla & the Tomas Doncker Band. It’s a breeze that many
more should wrap themselves in.

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