April 04, 2005

Nedelle "From the Lion's Mouth"

On her second solo album, Nedelle Torrisi continues on the same folky-pop explorations that made her debut, Republic of Two. Her sound is still simple, jazzy and still very reminiscent of Tracey Thorn’s early solo work and the Marine Girls. While some might find the folk-rock format a bit tiresome after three or four songs, her arrangements are good enough to not grow dull, and the little additions and light dusting of horns-such as on the pretty “Just In Time”--are enough to keep you compelled. Her voice is friendly, soothing and instantly loveable. Songs like “Begin to Breathe” and “Tell Me A Story” will charm you and you’ll discover that they’ve stuck in your head long after you’ve set aside From The Lion’s Mouth. This is music for cold rainy weekdays in coffeehouses.
--Joseph Kyle

Artist Website: http://www.nedelle.com
Label Website: http://www.killrockstars.com

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