Album Name: Fun House
Artist: Riddle the Sphinx
Year/Label: 2006 / Celestial Records
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Riddle the Sphinx is fronted by singer/songwriter Christiane Cargill. The music they play is lovely and the lyrics by Joy de Guzman are intriguing.
“Into Forever” is a sweet ballad that brings out the most sensuous qualities in Cargill’s siren vocal. I’m reminded of Sarah McLahlan in her prime.
“Lullaby” is a string-enhanced song that works as an actual lullaby. It’s got some nice eastern touches and a shade of Tori Amos dynamics.
The title song is a fun, cabaret-ish spin with surreal lyrics. Cargill sings wonderfully.
“Judgment Day” is a mid-paced song with intriguing lyrics of a wrongdoer.
This album is a lovely thing.
Posted on March 6, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Shepherd’s Hill
3. Into Forever
5. The Fallen Ones
6. Fun House
8. Judgment Day
12. Nickel a Drink
13. Lullaby Unplugged
[Riddle the Sphinx Official Site]