Album Name: Nu
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Edie’s previous release, “Shades” was reviewed here at Collected Sounds some time ago, but the review was done by my co-hort Anna Maria Stjärnell so I never actually heard it. After hearing this one I’m sorry I missed it.
I liked this recording from the first listen. Now that I’ve heard it several times I can officially say I love it.
This is very unique stuff. Though there are times she reminds me of other artists (though I can’t place a one at the moment) she isn’t actually similar to any of them. I’m having trouble coming up with words to describe the music, which I think is a good thing. It’s so rare that we hear something that is truly different. Edie is one of a kind.
Her voice is sultry and powerful. The music, beautiful and haunting.
The songs sung in French are beautiful and evoke a David Lynch-ian feel for me and this is a good thing, indeed. This is fabulous, I can’t even articulate what I feel well enough for you to understand. Go listen, you’ll see.
Posted on December 9, 2004
2. La di da
3. Ready and Whole
6. Ca y est
7. Make up Mine
8. Where the Wind Blows
9. As Good as it Gets
10. This Mess his Bliss