Album Review: Elk by Inga Liljestrom

Album Name: Elk
Artist: Inga Liljestrom
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Australia’s Inga Liljestrom makes utterly gorgeous electronic music. The aptly titled opener “Film Noir” sees her lovely vocal competing for attention with some strings that resemble those on Bjork’s “Vespertine”. “Lira” sees her singing to a trip hoppy backing. It sounds a lot like the aforementioned Icelandic star.

The acoustic “All of this” adds a nice folky touch to the record. The bare accompaniment brings out the best in Liljestrom’s voice.

“Diamond Horseshoe” is like a torch song for the modern era with some flawless singing and a nice whistled bit.

This record is fabulous and Inga Liljestrom deserves to be heard by many.

Posted on May 22, 2005

Track Listing
1. Film Noir
2. Phoenix
3. Lira
4. Knotted
5. All Of This
6. Glow
7. Diamond Horseshoe
8. Deer
9. 29 Poisons
10. Stardust
11. Bullet
12. Stolen
(Hidden Track- Ghostlike)

[Inga Liljestrom Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Brilliant. Enchantress. Words will be of no use upon hearing such aural delight.
name: Cynotis on Friday, January 20, 2006

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