ALBUM NETTWERK, ARISTA, BMG RELEASE:
FEBRUARY 25, 2004 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 28, 2004
is perhaps not your typical Release artist, but Sarah McLachlan is signed
to the legendary independent label Nettwerk, has been contributing vocals
to Delerium, been remixed by Hybrid, BT and William Orbit and so forth.
So we thought it would be interesting to hear what she sounds like nowadays,
as it’s been seven years since her last studio album.
think this genre is called ”ethereal pop” in the States, which
means there is usually female singing over lush soundscapes. Might not
sound intriguing, and actually the first time I heard this album I actually
thought it was pretty boring. Very slick radio pop with a tinge of country
– and of course it still is – but Sarah's magnificent voice,
the over-professional production full of details, subtle electronic washes
underneath the beautiful guitars, as well as strong melodies make this
album a big grower.
of course I don’t expect you to like this if you’re into say
Feindflug or Suicide Commando, but if you're into the poppier end of music,
this album might suit you. Imagine the latest Cardigans album perhaps,
only better. A bit too smooth for its own good, but this is so called
quality stuff, ladies and gentlemen.