“Lost in the sounds…” E.P.
Independent Release, 2010
Music review by 31/3/2011
Music can be profound and life changing in many ways. There are many
people who would associate their lifetime highlights with a particular
song or artist and with this EP I found music that is perfectly performed
and never less than captivating.
Of course, I don’t use such descriptive nouns for nothing. I mean
it! Tibi & Her Cello’s solo E.P. after much collaborative work
with various artists is a little piece of musical perfection that is quiet
enough to soundtrack a perfect summer afternoon in the garden with pressed
fruit juice and performed with a perfectionism and passion to scare even
the most passionate artists.
At only five tracks long and running just under twenty minutes it is
a unique work that encompasses folk music and Tibi’s unique performance
style on her eponymous cello whilst vocalizing. It is no wonder that the
golden comments have come steadily and this reviewer is not going to disagree.
Having seen Tibi & Her Cello live I can say that the experience is
the same as on record and although she has had success in her native Spain
and performs regularly in Liverpool – including a show at Nerve’s
Insurrection event – there are still not enough mouths spreading
Why should they be spreading the word? I’ll tell you why. With
each song on the E.P. there is a moment of ‘wow’ and that
doesn’t happen enough these days in my opinion. From the muted strains
of a windy afternoon that presage the vocals on Far
Away to the gradual and captivating build up of the sound instrument
by instrument on Could I Stop Rolling?,
there is magic aplenty and more besides.
There is always a perceived backlash against the ever growing tide of
female singer songwriters as styles go in and out of the musical vogue
but in the unique and captivating performance captured on “Lost
in the Sounds…” including the stunning live take of You
Will Come For More performed solo with just cello and voice there
is no chance of that happening for Tibi & Her Cello. With an album
currently in the making it would surely be a mistake not to give this
excellent E.P. a listen.
I guarantee you will enjoy “Lost in the sounds…” or
I will eat my words!
Tibi and her Cello are playing at the
on Saturday 2nd April at 5pm.
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