If you've had a hard time at work or a hectic day Christmas shopping and your brain needs a bit of kindly massage to calm you down, perhaps this can help. So put on your slippers, dim the lights, turn off the phone and TV, pour yourself a glass of wine, open a good book and sit back and relax while listening to
Emiliana Torrini is Icelandic, born to an Italian father and Icelandic mother. Her voice is so soft it's almost child-like and often her musical accompaniment is so minimal she's virtually singing just on her own. She has just released her third album "Me and Armini".
Lunik come from that musical hotbed that is Switzerland. The only music I've ever heard from Switzerland before is yodelling, but singer Jael certainly doesn't yodel - she's just the opposite. She has a soft, quiet voice too, usually accompanied by acoustic guitar and understated electric quitar, strings and piano. Lunik have released four albums, I think, the latest being "Preparing to Leave".
Emilíana.... wow, she's brilliant! Very good recommendation. If you ever have the chance to see her live: GO! I saw her two months ago, she's extremely funny as well. I wrote something like a review of that gig:
I noticed her fist as one half of Lamb, when they releaed their magnificent album "What Sound", which contains one of the most beautiful songs ever written: "Gabriel". Lamb has broken up but Lou Rhodes pursues a solo singer/songwriter career now.
Just listened to Lunik: great stuff.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2008 21:50:15 GMT by timetunnel
I've just re-read what I wrote last night and it sounds really negative. Sorry, it wasn't supposed to be. Blame the alchohol.
What I wanted to say was that it's impossible to explain why you like some music but not others, when on the face of it they appear to be a similar style. Music is such an individual thing and that's great, that's how it should be, and I've discovered plenty of brilliant music here that I never knew about before.
haha i ordered that dark wa the night cd from a store in town, was waaay keen for it, some of my fave artists were on it, and then it finnaly arrrived, i paid for it got home and it was a compilation album also called dark was the night... but it was "a tribute to the music of blind willi johnson. with some artists including "Bob Copper & the latest english country blues band"
"Patience is all you need, that and the courage it takes just to be."