I have a knack for buying cds by artist Ive never heard of, which sometimes pays off and occasionally doesnt. This time however, I really struck gold, and it more than compensates for the odd turkey I get!
The music is etherial in its simplicity, the songs themselves are strangely powerful despite avoiding big noise and vocal acrobatics favoured by some artists, instead opting for understated melodies and goose-pimpling orchestrals. And that voice! Totally original. Its almost dare I say fairy-like; its as if she breathes the lyrics softly into your ears. Really rather spine-tingling! And I can sincerely say, she's a one off.
There are no fillers - each song deserving its place, which other more established artists still havent accomplished. The tracks range from jaunty little toe-tappers (the opener "When Debbies back from Texas") to all out mouth-drying, eye-wetting otherworldly stunners like "Murder in Maryland park", to happy little love songs - "hopefully yours" and "little star" being my particular favourites.
You could do a lot worse than give this perfect album a go, unless your not keen on originality and unique foreigners! (put it this way - if you like Bjork, you'll probably like this!)