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Some Place Simple

9 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 July 2010
  • Label: Honest Jon's Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Honest Jon's Records
  • Total Length: 36:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B003UA7JTC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,679 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Sept. 2010
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Martina Topley-Bird has a noble pedigree. Her work with
Mr Tricky and Massive Attack are pretty serious credentials
but 'Some Place Simple' strips away the layers of past
collaborations to reveal a singer and songwriter of
singular and enchanting facility and subdued passion.

Ms Topley-Bird has a voice which could have stepped out
of a book of fairy tales. The magical fragility of her
gentle tone and economically deployed vibrato give these
fifteen compositions a facinating otherworldly quality.
The project is substantially a reimagining of previous
songs but also delivers a few toothsome new ones too.

Jump straight to 'Da Da Da' for a delightful example of
her quirky imagination and subtle craft. The song sounds as
though she has donned an elfin dress and stepped into a musical
box where she performs the wordless melody whilst simultaneously
spinning yarn from the silver threads of spider webs. (Honestly!)

'Poison' is stripped-down latin invention full of canny
percussion and some dangerously long pauses for her voice
to fall in and out of but Ms T-B doesn't miss a single beat.

The rolling hurdy-gurdy-like accompaniment of 'Snowman'
brings some darker and more mysterious colours into the mix.
The creepy dream-like atmosphere generated by the unsettling
vocal somehow brought the final song, 'Der Leiermann', from
Franz Schubert's 1827 song-cycle 'Winterreise' to mind.

The angular down-beat blues of 'Sandpaper Kisses' is a
simply wonderful composition. Ms T-P demonstrates both the
high and low ends of her substantial vocal range and the
restrained power she can call upon to make make shivers run
up and down our spines.
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By Raymond Osborne on 27 Oct. 2013
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Stripped down versions of Martina's songs, putting her vocals at the forefront of each track. Wonderful arrangements beautifully compliment the majestic quality of Martina's voice. Well worth a listen whether you're familiar with Martina's previous albums, or whether you are coming to this as a first time listener.
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By Jonathan on 26 Sept. 2013
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So I took a punt on a
blind date with Martina
now she's so on repeat
some unholy implausible cross
between Bjork and Nick Drake
and I'm thinking of having kids
but it's waaaaay too late...

Buy it dude :).
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By Dom Digby on 30 Aug. 2013
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Exactly as described, arrived on time, well packaged, excellent condition. Love this lady and her gorgeous voice, glad she's stuck to her very individual style of music writing, also the Tricky/Martina combo can't be beat.
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