ARC IRIS - Arc Iris

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Bella Union | Autor: JV

One wouldn't necessarily have guessed that Jocie Adams had a solo artist. When the multi-instrumentalist plucked the bass in The Low Anthem or blew her clarinet, she always seemed a little shy. However, she gave the vocals of the band additional impetus when her clear, relatively high voice joined those of her musical comrades-in-arms. The debut album of her project Arc Iris, which is not afraid to combine folk, 70s pop, country, jazz and classical elements, shows what artistic potential she has. Several of the new songs seem tender, spun, dreamy, the slower "Lost On Me" as well as the quicker introduction with the cute title "Money Gnomes". Cabaret charm thanks to the Klimper piano and cheeky trumpet is radiated by "Singing So Sweetly". A little bit kitschy, but also touching is "Ditch", to which one could have pushed narrowly across the dance floor in the 60s. The lady and her imaginative round dance of wondrous songs are old-fashioned.

Top track: Swimming

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