Avalanche To Wandering Bear is the record that Valery Gore wanted to make since she began writing songs. The curiosity, trepidation, and victory of discovery are wrapped in a heavy dose of danceable rhythms, soul, and humour. With its tumbled lyrics, unconventional arrangements, and progressive piano, Avalanche sets the mood for a bold audio journey. The album features a handful of stand out tracks; “Shoes of Glass” has lush vocal harmonies and a steady 1950’s momentum. “Worried Head” is charismatic in its lyrics and full with driving Motown horns. “Scared” pays homage to jazz fusion singer Karin Krog and lends an esoteric metaphor to the album name. The harmonium arrangement and solid piano of "Consolation" is a rough outline of Gore's admiration of producer Jon Brion's work.
Valery Gore’s words and music transcend emotions, force you to gear-down and listen, feel. Avalanche to Wandering Bear is Valery’s “lifejacket to the drowning.”
released 21 November 2008