Reviewed by: Jaz Bowens
I listened to Diane Cluck’s Boneset two ways. I let her eight track album play throughout the house as I cleaned, organized, and relaxed for a bit after work. It was a nice back drop. Her music went with the slight winds and fresh spring air of the late night. A glass of wine would have been nice, too. Her voice definitely carried each song and has no borders, which is demonstrated in both “Content to Reform” and “Not Afraid to Be Kind”. “Not Afraid to Be Kind” is my favorite by far. It’s so simple- just Cluck and a trumpet. It was borderline a capella, which was a treat.
The second way I listened to her album was by listening while writing the review. This gave me the opportunity to really listen many times over and repeat each individual track if need be. Doing it this way allowed me to appreciate her talent. That’s when I realized that the whole album is a good addition to anyone’s album collection. From the first track, “Maybe a Bird”, right down to the last track, “Sara”, this album can make anyone a repeat listener.
The genre of the album doesn’t matter because anyone who likes well written, well sung original music will and should listen to it. The album isn’t long and neither are the songs. A musician who does not heavily rely on anything but their talent is okay in my book. Check her out. You might be pleasantly surprised you did.