Album Review: Falling by Anat Damon

Album Name: Falling
Artist: Anat Damon
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Anat Damon’s music is charming and slightly reminiscent of a more electronically inclined Cat Power. She has apparently started making music fairly recently, but she seems assured in her art. She is a psychologist and has worked as rock band’s manager, so she has an interesting background.

“For you” is a gently spinning song with a light electronic backdrop framing Damon’s sweet vocals.

“Falling” is a remarkable song. It’s as restrained as the rest of the album, and just as magical.

The aptly named “Magic” is a sweet tune with a faint psychedelic undertow.

“Show me the Pain” is a magical mystery tour of a song. Damon’s love of the Beatles comes through, filtered in her own language.

“Naughty” is a poppy, fun song.

This album is lovely and its sophisticated sound shows Damon has come a long way for first timer.

Posted on June 9, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Not Again
2. For You
3. Falling
4. Magic
5. Love Control
6. Show Me the Pain
7. Flowers Growing
8. Lullaby?
9. Naughty
10. On Hold
11. Three
12. Pure Magic

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Comments:

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Personally,what gripped me is the forthrightness of her vocals.There seemed to be no put-ons,Anot establishes and follows her own tradition.I fell onto her by accident, what a wonderful ride.This work is stunning.
name: Aquarius Steele on Friday, August 13, 2004

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: A unique and captivating CD. Anat’s singing is reflective and unhurried, and perfectly suits her poetic compositions. Of the songs, I particularly liked Flowers Growing and Not Again.
name: Gunnar Birgisson on June 25, 2004

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I liked Anat’s music and very much enjoyed her voice. It is clear, crisp, and touches the soul. Her music is full of life life and invites the listener to a moment of relaxation and pure pleasure. Wow!
name: Raja Petrakian

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: The first time I listened to this CD I had to stop doing everything else, sit down with the CD cover, and let myself be immersed in the music. Anat’s voice is captivating and her style of phrasing unique. Now I am looking forward to hearing her next album!
name: Phyl Oreskovic on Saturday, June 12, 2004

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: We really enjoyed listenening to Anat Damon and looking forward to great things from her in the future!!
name: Shoshana Herman on Saturday, June 12, 2004

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Anat’s voice is krisp and harmonious. I found her songs to be very deep and her voice to refreshing and touching. I would compare her voice to Patricia Kaas and Carly Simmon with a smooth flow of words and music.
babak ehteshami Saturday, June 12, 2004

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