Album Review: Clocks and Clouds by Rosie Brown

Album Name: Clocks and Clouds
Artist: Rosie Brown
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Rosie Brown and collaborator Bernd Rest create a sumptuous folk sound on this record. Brown’s hushed vocal and the songs ethereal qualities are special indeed.

“Ocean” is a gently strummed, evocative love song. Brown sings ever so sweetly as the music weaves softly. The sophisticated “Burning orange” has a little bit of trip-hop to go with its jazzy swoop. Brown’s vocal is intimate and strikingly sensual in a Beth Orton sort of a way. “Sunray” is a charming little song of longing for your love.

“Lucidity” is a delightful song with a witty lyric. Its expansive jazziness is just lovely.

“Clocks and Clouds” is a record that stands out by virtue of its sophistication and marvelous songs. Rosie Brown deserves to be better known than she is. She could be the find of the year.

Posted on April 21, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Late Light
2. Ocean
3. Burning Orange
4. One Horse Tango
5. Clouds
6. Sunray
7. Move My Head
8. Rund
9. Lucidity
10. Late Light

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