Album Review: Alabaster by Louisa John-Krol

Album Name: Alabaster
Artist: Louisa John-Krol
Year/Label: 2006 / Prikosnovenie

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Louisa John-Krol’s “Alabaster” is a phenomenal record. She takes her mythical tales and sets them to bewitching melodies.

Opener “The Throng on the Pier” is a lovely yet scary song. The intensity of the music and the vocal’s Kate Bushean enchantment are apparent.

“The Lily and the Rose” sees an old text by an anonymous poet set to a marvelous melody and a folk song is born. I’m sure these songs with their wealth of influences and their historical references will appeal to many.

“Light on the Wall” is a lovely, densely throbbing song. John-Krol’s vocals are outstanding.

This is a treasure of an album.

Posted on May 4, 2006

Track Listing
1. The Throng on the Pier
2. The Lily and the Rose
3. Waterwood
4. Stone Lake
5. Me and the Machine
6. Light on the Wall
7. The Seventh Ingress
8. Paint the Wind
9. How should I your true love know?
10. The Search for Lost Souls – Midnight
11. Approaching the Island of Sirens
12. Dancing over Acheron

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