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Type of music generally:
Progressive-tinged traditional folk-pop? (neal)
Most recent release, Just In Time (EP, 1997)
Own material, plus a shakespearean sonnet.
Lush arrangements and strong melodies with a hint of classical and Celtic touches. A visit to the Heather Russell's web page finds comparisons to two groups: bold experimenters like Kate Bush, Jane Siberry, Tori Amos and the lusher, prettier side of world music like Enya, Loreena McKennitt, and Clannad. Neither seemed particularly apt to me. The disc's strengths are definitely its lush arrangements and strong melodies with a hint of classical and Celtic touches, which I guess puts it closer to the Enya group. (neal)
Recommended first album:
Just In Time ep only available recording to date
Just In Time ep (1997)
The disc's strengths are definitely its lush arrangements and strong melodies. The production is slightly thin throughout, which is too bad because the arrangements of the songs are often quite strong. A wide variety of styles are represented in the 7 tracks (which include 2 re-mixes) and a lot of inspiration is taken from literature (lyrics from Shakespeare, and, according to the web-page, inspiration drawn from fairy tales and The Arabian Nights).
Thanks to Neal Copperman for work on this entry.
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