1. DIVA - 'Avocado Afternoon'


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    DIVA - 'Avocado Afternoon' Taken from the current album 'Moon Moods', available to order here: http://criticalheights.com/index.php?page=release&releaseid=00000000881 Critical Heights are proud to present the new album from LA's Diva Dompé. Moon Moods contains ten tracks filled with wonder and electro pop enchantment. Having honed her pop dynamic to a gloriously melodic precision, Diva plucks inspiration from a myriad of different styles and genres of music including doo-wop, R&B, hip hop, exotica, disco, psych and new age. The results are dizzyingly captivating. Her live shows are a spectacular blend of music and performance art, with fabulous costume changes and mesmerising visuals. Moon Moods was written and recorded first on a tascam 8-track cassette recorder using bass, guitar, and various cheap and scavenged keyboards, samplers and effects. Wanting to clean up the muddiness of the sound, Diva re-imagined these songs in the digital realm. Though still using bits and pieces from the cassette demos, she expands upon these, making Moon Moods much clearer and cleaner sounding than her previous work. Moon Moods is thematically as varied as its musical inspirations, combining songs about heartache with tunes containing references to mysticism, magic and the occult. A few of the tracks follow Diva's spiritual journey: coming to terms with uniting her life on earth with the otherworldly and supernatural, but with Smooth Ride she realizes that we are all on our way to harmonizing the seemingly disparate into one paradise. In the production process she collaborated with her father, Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins, and also enlisted the help of veteran producer and mixer Nick Page as well as the legendary John Fryer (4AD, Mute, Nine Inch Nails). Guest musicians on the record include sax players Liz Armstrong and Zumi Rosow on Smooth Ride. Kevin Haskins plays auto harp on Tear Drops in the Purple Dimension and there's also a secret guest who played stand-up bass on Inverted Image. Having grown up in Los Angeles, Diva is a fixture of its varied music scene. She currently is also involved in the goddess performance art group Babes, as well as collaborating and performing here and there with other friends and musicians. She has shared tours with Ariel Pink, Os Mutantes, Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras, Matthewdavid, and Mi Ami. Before deciding to focus mainly on her solo work Diva was a member of Pocahaunted, L.A. Ladies Choir, and blackblack.

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      Critical Heights Records Director-Alex Constable DP-Jesse Fleming Editor- Campbell Logan Wardrobe/Makeup-Lola Dompe Special thanks to Corey Bernstein Louis Cross Kevin Haskins Pamela Dompe 3 Clubs

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      • Diva - Lonely Drive


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        Diva - 'Lonely Drive Taken from the new album 'Moon Moods' - out now on Critical Heights! http://criticalheights.com/index.php?page=release&releaseid=00000000881 Director-Alex Constable DP-Jesse Fleming Editor- Campbell Logan Wardrobe/Makeup-Lola Dompe Special thanks to: Corey Bernstein Louis Cross Kevin and Pamela Dompé The 3 Clubs Marc and Brandi Smith

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        • DIVA - 'Inverted Image'


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          Diva - 'Inverted Image' taken from the forthcoming album 'Moon Moods' 'Moon Moods' is due to be released October 8th 2012 on Critical Heights. http://criticalheights.com/index.php?page=release&releaseid=00000000881

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          • Diva - Wanna Get To Know You


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