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Most recent release, Sofia Sunseri, 2002
Sofia Sunseri's site
Sofia Suserti has deepish lilting voice with a jazzy intonation--this gives her sound a slight hint of Katell Keineg to my ear. Her sound and style changes, and her vocals range from sweet whispers to yearning, torchy songs. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Sofia Sunseri is her debut
See website for availability
Recommended for anyone who likes jazzy pop
Sean Halley, Rick Watling, Sofia Sunseri
Half of this cd ("Side A") is studio and half ("Side B") is live, though I probably wouldn't have known without the notation on the disc itself. The first track "See Me" is the one that reminds me most of Katell Keineg: it has the same slightly rocky jazzy pop energy that Katell Keineg's work often does. "Fly Higher" is a little more mainstream poppy and Sofia Sunseri uses a more breathy, dreamy vocal style. "Insides Out" is a more driving song with processed vocals to start the song. Here the vocals are higher than in previous songs to create a more insistent, impatient sound. "I Wait" starts with bird song, but the driving drum sound is shortly joined by Sofia singing deeply and staccato, then later stretching the vocals more, becoming more of a torchy, jazzy song over those drums. "Mama" is only a half-minute bluesy croon. "Queen Bee" has a funky jazz club Peggy-Lee feel. "What is Happening" is an insistent but yearning song with low, hushed, sweet vocals. "In the Same Place" is the only song that feels a little out of place: it wouldn't be out of place on a contemporary folk album and its sense of personal insecurity, reflected in the tight, high vocals leaves the album with a weaker taste than it otherwise deserves. (email@example.com)
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