Album Name: Beggar’s Alchemy
Artist: Morgan Grace
Year/Label: 2005 / Obscura Records
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Morgan Grace makes brooding, dark yet compelling music.
“The King” is perched between Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails industrial beats.
“La mer enchantee” is a classic-sounding delicate piano ballad.
“White Flag” is a song that uses martial terms to describe a fractured relationship. Grace fuses her piano playing with strings to great effect.
“Exit Wounds” is bleak yet marvelous song. Grace’s vocals are strong throughout.
“Beggar’s Alchemy” is a cut above most debuts and deserves to be heard.
Posted on March 8, 2005
Listen to track samples
1. The King
2. La Mer
3. Nice Day For a Murder
4. White Flag
5. Four Things
6. Exit Wounds
7. Olden Times
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I have to admit. I ordered the albumn and it’s been in heavy rotation on my WinAmp ever since. Morgan holds a majesty and undeniable presence in her siren’s call.
name: Absinth on Wednesday, August 10, 2005