Album Review: A Whisper by Chirleison

Album Name: A Whisper
Artist: Chirleison
Year/Label: 2004 / Fossil Dungeon

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

From the isle of Sardinia we have the unusual trio Chirleison. Vocalist Alessia Cicala sings in a heavenly voice and her partners Mara Lasi and Daniele Serra adds backing.

Their gentle folk meets gothic music is always compelling on this debut.

The title track is a somber reverie that lets Cicala’s voice dominate while Serra’s guitar adds texture.

“Canzone per Anceo” is a delicate hymn-like song with beautiful singing.

“I Doni” is another solemn and gorgeous song.

“Réveil” with singing in French is a classic-sounding sublime moment.

Chirleison’s debut is a wondrous thing.

Posted on December 20, 2004

Track Listing
1. Medea
2. A Whisper
3. Canzone per Anceo
4. Rosary
5. I Doni
6. Reveil
7. Autrefois
8. Delicate Magnetism
9. Strings

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