Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Music
cover art

Milenasongs

Seven Sisters

(Monika; US: 6 Feb 2007; UK: 5 Feb 2007)

Muted and fragile, the currently Germany-based Milenasong crafts strange, ephemeral folk songs with a combination of age-yellowed instrumentation and modern electronic ornamentation.  Unfortunately, the pairing, intriguing though it is, like a moodier 19th-century Laura Veirs cast out to wander the moors, doesn’t entirely come together just yet.  The songs shift uneasily, skirting structure for atmosphere. Details can fade into the hissing production, and overlaid vocals lack the clarity to pierce through the mix and tie it together.  Still, there’s promise here: a willingness to bend the rules, to delve into the delights of pure sonic texturing, or, as on late highlight “Standby”, to shift suddenly into a staggering percussive build.  Seven Sisters is an interesting debut, but one whose sound seems to be not yet fully realized.

Rating:

Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.