Syrah's vocals are, as befits her image, majestic and regal. She's spot on, pulling no punches. The lushness of her voice is also given even more of a chance to carry the songs, "Levis" is an excellent example of this. For his part, Fil provides some truly beautiful electronic backdrops for Popp and Syrah to move within. Those who viewed his contributions strictly as a beat-monger were sorely mistaken. This guy can program. "Silver Swan" is quite polished, it's edginess intact but diffused behind astounding, angelic vocals and sparse, yet effective classical instrumentation.
One more hint for you readers, it is the third track, "Falling Star" which actually makes me feel as though I am in the midst of a most graceful descent from the heavens. Syrah's harmony embodies the wistfulness of years gone by, gazing skyward, in silent awe of the vast ever rolling void. A release as beautiful as this deserves a special edition, of which there is one. Containing a second disc, this version of "Silver Swan" comes in a DVD case and is loaded with impressive extras. Including an additional track found no where else that I'm only going to call sublimely vital.
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