Album Review: Inviolate by Emmaline Muchmore

Album Name: Inviolate
Artist: Emmaline Muchmore
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Emmaline Muchmore’s debut CD is a charmer. A mix of jazz, techno and trip-hop and pop. There’s a little Portishead (“Coming Down”) here as well as a little 80s rock (“Inviolate”).

My personal favorite is “Evie Slow Down” it’s a story song with a great jazzy sound and haunting background vocals. This one could have been on Jill Tracy’s CD, “Diabolical Streak”. I love this part:

In a flash I felt my fingers on the cold of the knife
And then it jumped out and bit him like it had its own life
I know it’d help but I’ll be damned if I’ll cry
He knew what he was doing and so did I

Emmaline’s lyrics in general are fantastic. She’s a great storyteller painting vivid images in the mind. This talent combined with her strong, gutsy voice and driving beats makes this is one to watch.

Posted on April 24, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. True Believer
2. Coming Down
3. Inviolate
4. Evie Slow Down
5. Queenie
6. Favortie Song
7. Like a Bee
8. Bessie
9. Raise
10. Lost in a Daydream

[Emmaline Muchmore Official Site]


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