The beauty of Del Cielo is their ability to craft personal stories with transcendent themes into intricate and memorable songs laden with hooks and unanticipated about-faces. Del Cielo employs a wide arsenal of songwriting techniques to propel them past the realm of mere catchiness into one of accomplished songcraft. Drummer Katy Otto and bassist Basla Andolsun solidly drive each song, yet they also provide an abundance of expressive detail to prevent the album from lapsing into flatness. Guitarist and main vocalist Andrea Lisi thunders into prominence with a powerful voice that conveys hurt, hope, and listless reminiscences without being oppressive or grating. Paired with Andolsun’s backing vocals, Lisi’s voice settles into a fixed softness with sublime results.
A band that is as sincere as it is fun, Del Cielo has brought their fullest efforts to create one of the year’s most exciting releases. Having already performed at noteworthy benefits/events as Ladyfest DC, Rock for Choice, and Take Back the Night with such luminaries as Rainer Maria, Q and not U, Mates of State, Against Me!, and Decahedron, Del Cielo plans to tour the U.S. extensively in the spring of 2005 in support of Us vs. Them.