Boston band Sententia's debut album The Center in the Sand is the project of Dede Booth, a serious musician with a mesmerizing voice and enough inner demons flowing from her lyrics to keep a professional therapist on retainer. She describes her sound on her Myspace account as 'that dark space in the back of your head you thought you could get away from.' Spooky. The substance of Ms. Booth lyrics linger in that dark night of the soul where you will find the spirits of addiction, affliction, obsessive self-consciousness, inner chaos, fleeting balance, or catastrophic soul searching. These themes are put to melodic rock infused with goth, folk and, to a less extent, prog influences. Ms. Booth sings with enough atmospheric and introspective eeriness to intrigue and entertain.
The combination of well-crafted music and Booth's vocals enable her to share the depths of her own bleak emotional cave (or yours, if you choose to let her get inside your head). By example Crippled, Fall Behind, I Don't Recall, and Weep will equally entertain your musical soul as disturb it. If you're into deep reflective navel-gazing, driven by haunting introspective lyrics with melodic goth rock soundtrack, Sententia's The Center in the Sand will be perfect for you. Conversely, I'll enjoy the warming glow of soul redeemed and healed by the light.
If you're into deep reflective navel-gazing, driven by haunting introspective lyrics with melodic goth rock soundtrack, Sententia's The Center in the Sand will be perfect for you.
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