Sophie Michalitsianos, who is Sol Seppy, is probably best known for her guest vocal duties with Sparklehorse. On "The Bells of 1 2" however, she has wrote every note on a beautiful and finely crafted record. A classically trained pianist and cellist, her classical grounding is the backdrop for her enchanting vocals, especially on track "Human", which is not unlike Cat Power at her innermost moments. But there are times after the initial burst of introspection that the pace picks up a little. On track "Come Running", a driving bass line with a retro keyboard line adds some much needed zest. On "Move" we have some phat beats, over which Michalitsianos sings in a distorted voice over chromatic Velvet Underground-esque grating violins, which add a further incisiveness. 'The Bells of 1 2' is an ethereal and fervent album, and one that should keep Cat Power and Emilliana Torinni firmly on their toes.