The Fearless Note

 

Listen to Title track "The Fearless Note"

The new Cd  The Fearless Note features Kavisha singing and playing guitar with the wonderful Matthew Arnold on Violin. Captured over 2 sessions at Julian Burnside and Kate Durham's art Studio space  on a full moon night in September 2016 and then a second session at the famous Open Studio in Northcote a month later  by sound engineer Anthony Cornish in warm , living intimate sound, songs include Sing For No ONe,

Track Listing for the Fearless Note

1.Meet me tonight   2.Saint Kilda   3.Viva Sara /Chocolar   4.Philosophy Man

5.Pablo Neruda   6.Pax et Bene   7.Fearless Note   8.Sing For No One

Recorded by Anthony Cornish Sept-Oct 2016

Black and White photography by Brendan Bonsack

Graphics by Joe Malinaggi .

Kavisha sings "The Fearless Note" and "Philosophy Man"

here on John Fain's ABC Radio 774 Converation Hour

REVIEW 2017

Kavisha Mazzella Sydney Morning Herald May 20th 2017

The Fearless Note (kavisha.com)

★★★1/2

Recorded live in Melbourne, The Fearless Note catches such a strong sensation of intimacy that it is as if Kavisha Mazzella is singing for your ears alone. This is crucial, because it ensures you are drawn into the dream worlds of her lyrics: hazes of words that suddenly snap into focus and impale you on a thought, a sentiment or a memory. Often they contain observations from her travels, so the effect is like images drifting past a rainy train window, although she can also lighten the mood with a song such as Philosophy Man ("I'm in love with a philosophy man who cannot fix my car"). Mazzella's voice has an edge of drama even at its softest, and when she really sings out it can be storming or exultant. Her melodies are predictable, but not in a negative sense: rather they sweep you along on a tide of vague familiarity, even if the accuracy of her pitch quavers on some notes.  She accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, while Matthew Arnold wreathes pretty violin lines into the songs. JOHN SHAND Sydney Morning Herald 20/5/17

RECOMMENDED

"The Fearless Note is a brand new  live and very intimate recording from one of the Australian Folk scene's favourite performers, Kavisha Mazzella.Recorded at various house concerts in September -October 2016 the recording features Kavishasinging her heart out,playing some very solid guitar and showing great muscal rapport with accompanist Matthew Arnold. Arnold's fluid fiddle playing is exceptional.All of this is done without overdubs or treatments on a set of mostly new songs"

PAUL BARR Readings Books and Music May 2017

"Recorded in two live sessions, The Fearless Note has the vibrant intimacy and spontaneous resonance that can only come from years of collaboration and deep listening.

Kavisha Mazzella’s music leads us into a world of tattered troubadors and star-crossed lovers, those, to quote Leonard Cohen, “oppressed by the figures of beauty”. Her voice can tremble on the edge of breaking and open in full-hearted revelry. Like Cohen, she can be funny too.

Mathew Arnold’s violin weaves through each song in perfect counterpoise, rising and falling to meet the melody in just the right places.

For a long time, Kavisha Mazzella has established her place in the quiet tradition of singer-songwriters who paint the colours of a world where we all, each in their own way, live our ordinary and extraordinary lives. Now, with humble passion, she continues to draw from that endless well. "  MAXWELL RYAN Poet