Colors by Melissa Axel published on 2011/06/12 00:13:30 +0000 Gorgeous piano, lush strings, and a fearlessly intimate vocal. Recommended if you like: Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Peter Gabriel Axel's full-length debut LOVE . HUMANITY . METAMORPHOSIS represents an expansive leap forward from her pensive 5-song EP Transition. Produced by Justin Peacock (Indigo Girls, Colorado Symphony), the album features a wealth of talent, including DeVotchKa's Tom Hagerman, Mackenzie Gault of Flobots, and string arrangements by award-winning composers Matthew Nicholl and Kailin Yong. Powerful yet subtle, comforting yet complex, Melissa Axel's music gives voice to the diverse emotional spectrum connecting us all.