With the release of her US debut Ela
(Six Degrees), Brazilian born vocalist and cellist Dom La Nena joins the sorority of whisperers that includes singers like Juana Molina
, Hope Sandoval
and Jane Birkin
." (Jon Pareles, The New York Times
Ela was recently featured on PopDose.com, where Keith Creighton raved, If Cat Power
had a lost sister in the Southern Hemisphere, her name would be Dom La Nena." Jim Fusilli of The Wall Street Journal
says of Ela
, At times, the music sounds as if it were produced by a young Brian Wilson
Dom La Nena, born Dominique Pinto, began writing for Ela
shortly after she wrapped up a stint performing as a cellist with English actress and singer Jane Birkin on her international tour.
Co-produced, arranged and recorded with labelmate Piers Faccini
is a collection of thirteen original compositions, sung in Portuguese and Spanish. Ela
is available today on Amazon, iTunes and Six Degrees.