Album Review: Cusp by Turkish Queen

Album Name: Cusp
Artist: Turkish Queen
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This is not your average pop music. I don’t even know how to describe it, let alone classify it. It could almost be called World music just because it sounds anything but American. It’s simple yet complex. “Blood and Gold Lust” begins with a dissonant organ sound. The vocals are a little distorted making an almost eerie sound. Lovely.

“Unentranscended” (is that even a real word? A Google search only brings up Turkish Queen related things!) is a lovely atmospheric piece. Good for late night candlelit dreaming.

Too bad this recording only consists of 4 songs; I’d be interested to hear more from this group.

A word about the packaging: It’s beautiful. It’s very artfully done. Though the font is a tich difficult to read against the designs on the inside, it’s still quite nicely done.

Posted on March 14, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Blood and Gold Lust
2. Soggy Heart Sea
3. Our Time Here
4. Unentranscended

[Turkish Queen Official Site]


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