Album Review: Before We Could Sing by Ether Aura

Album Name: Before We Could Sing
Artist: Ether Aura
Year/Label: 2008 / Analogue Terror Music

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The dreampop sound of Ether Aura’s second album is very accomplished. Songwriter and guitarist Tony Hamera has penned some impressive songs with singer Kate Hinote.

“Chemistry” sees Hinote singing sweetly behind dreamy reverb, and its echoes Curve and Lush. It’s poppy and catchy in a nineties way.

“Tell Me That I’m Nothing” sees Hinote backed by a swoon of melody as she emotes nicely.

“The Other End” tiptoes gently into Americana territory and makes a nice Mazzy Star-y song.

“Twist” is a neat tune and has Hinote declaring “I will hurt you” ever so sweetly.

Posted on July, 6, 2007

Track Listing

Listen to track samples while you read
1. White Brick Walls
2. Chemistry
3. Tell Me That I’m Nothing
4. Your Favorite Song
5. I Follow
6. The Other End
7. If I Speak
8. One Hand Away From Out
9. Twist
10. Sirens
11. Fly

[Ether Aura Official Site]


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