by Lorenza PonceLorenza Ponce


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This is the first solo album for violinist Lorenza Ponce, who is probably best known from her 1994-95 tour with Kitaro. On Imago, she wrote the music and lyrics for all songs and instrumentals. Ponce has a clear, silky voice, slightly breathy, but her voice is not unique. And polished by electronics, it is perhaps a bit too polished; the lyrics all but disappear in the mix. What really stands out is her violin work, which is featured on many of the tracks. "Isle of Arran" is a gutsy Middle East- or Israeli-inspired piece that showcases the strength of her violin tones and the fluidity of her ornamentation. "Masquerade" flies with long rhapsodic lines, and "Give It to the Sea" grips the heart with longing. Ponce's songs have an international flavor expressing themes of memories, longing, finding inner peace, salvation, and the fragile beauty of the earth.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/1997
Label: Angel Records
UPC: 0724355556820
catalogNumber: 55568

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lorenza Ponce   Primary Artist,Violin,Vocals,Electric Violin
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion,Background Vocals
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Kevin Kuhn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Hugh McGracken   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Pela   Background Vocals
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Nicky Skopelitis   Electric Guitar,Sitar,Oud,Baglama
Kenny Thomas   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Visceglia   Bass
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Keyboards
Jimi Zhivago   Electric Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Maxine Roach   Viola
Wayne Pedzwater   Bass
Lionel Cordieu   Drums
Giovanni Fusco   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Mike Pela   Producer
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Programming
Femi Jiya   Engineer
Matt Wells   Vocal Producer
Steve Murphy   Executive Producer
Robert Abriola   Art Direction

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