Album Review: Bird by Karyn Ellis

Album Name: Bird
Artist: Karyn Ellis
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The first track, is quite dirgey about lazy summer days. It really gives the feeling that you’re sitting somewhere down south on a porch with lemonade watching the day go by.

“Bird” is a nice little ditty with a hop in it’s step.

“Cool Wooden Floor” has a lot in common with Sarah Harmer’s fabulous, “You Were Here” recording.

I’m sad this CD is only 6 songs. I would love to hear more from Karyn Ellis. She’s a unique, interesting artist.

A note about the packaging…(because if you’ve read my reviews you know I like to add my two cents). The CD case is made from a cardboard box and art tape. The coffee cup on the front is painted (stamped?) on, as is the info on the back. The inside features a small booklet with a photo and lyrics and the CD is held into the case with what looks like a coffee filter. This is so artistic and unique that I might just keep it on permanent display in my office (since it won’t fit into the CD case anyway). It really proves the creativity of the artist (as if the music doesn’t enough, but you know what I mean). Very nice.

Posted on April 12, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Summer Heatwave
2. Love Song
3. Bird
4. Cool Wooden Floor
5. Autumn (live)
6. Kariana

[Karyn Ellis Official Site]


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