Thursday, April 12 2012
In some ways, the music of Tender Forever is deconstructed rhythm ‘n’ blues filtered through a laptop, and offers a great deal of sonic adventurousness.
Tuesday, June 22 2010
Maybe Valera's just settling into some subtle changes, or slowly headed to some grander departure. If so, the seeds for something great are here. But on its own, No Snare doesn't quite hold up.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
An album of love songs, Wider is more like an invitation, Valera welcoming a lover to come create a new universe with her.
Wednesday, December 21 2005
This is a woman who gazes upon the wet spot in her sheets, feels her cheeks burn, and pens a simple tune to remember the complex mix of endurance gymnastics and safety cuddling.