Learning From Falling

Learning From Falling

by Lamya



With her genre-splicing debut, Learning from Falling, British soul singer Lamya weaves an eclectic tapestry of pop, electronica, and world music, thanks to star-making producers Nellee Hooper (Björk, Madonna), David Kahne (Sublime), and Mark Ronson (Nikka Costa). With her whisper-to-a-scream five-octave range, Lamya recalls Macy Gray, Dido, and Nelly Furtado on these soul-searching tales of love, defiance, and the quest for identity. "I'm starting to be what I'm all about/From understudy in the dress rehearsal/To leading lady in a role reversal," she boasts on the sitar-and-tabla-accented "The Woman Who." Other highlights include the synth-and-string-anchored "Never Such a Long," on which the exotic singer (she was born in Oman) laments waiting too long to mend fences with a lover, and the trip-hoppish "Black Mona Lisa," on which Lamya muses, "I'm not afraid to be a lone bohemian/I can paint a portrait of myself." And throughout the reflective Learning from Falling, Lamya does just that. The portrait is beautifully abstract, but one thing is clear -- this daring young singer-songwriter has a bright future ahead of her.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2002
Label: J-Records
UPC: 0808132003223
catalogNumber: 20032

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lamya   Primary Artist
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Michel Colombier   Conductor
Sal Cuevas   Bass
Aloke Dasgupta   Sitar
David Kahne   Bass,Keyboards
Manny López   Guitar
Rick Nowels   Balalaika
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Teddy Kumpel   Guitar
Allan Gibson   Double Bass
Adam Zimmon   Guitar
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Chandru   Violin
Soundhustlers   Multi Instruments
Marsha Skinns   Violin
Sara Perkins   Violin
Jimmy Hogarth   Guitar
Merlyn Sturt   Viola
Ralph Morrison   Violin
Wil Malone   Conductor
Lukasz Gottwald   Guitar

Technical Credits

Rob Brill   Engineer
Bob Brockman   Engineer
Michel Colombier   String Arrangements
Nellee Hooper   Producer
David Kahne   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Lamya   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Bill Malina   Engineer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Engineer
Rick Nowels   Arranger
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer
Simon Gogerly   Engineer
Jean Baptiste Mondino   Concept
Adrian Hall   Engineer
Peter Edge   Producer
Carlos Paucar   Engineer
Ian Rossiter   Programming
Fabien Waltman   Programming
Alan Veucasovic   Engineer
Soundhustlers   Producer,Engineer,beats
Kieron Menzies   Engineer
Tim LeBlanc   Pro-Tools
Chris LeBeau   Photo Production
Monica Mendez   Sound Design
Wil Malone   Orchestral Arrangements

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