Album Review: Kite by Amy Obenski

Album Name: Kite
Artist: Amy Obenski
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’ve been really enjoying this CD. It’s very homey, very comfortable. Amy Obeski’s voice is pretty without being showy. It adds to the music but does not overpower the whole package.

These songs remind me of some of my old favorites from the 70s. They affect me in a similar way as Audra Kubat’s music does. Sort of transporting. Especially ” Take What You’ve Given”. It’s very soothing, mellow would be a good descriptor.

The main instrument here is guitar, but there’s a lovely piano on some tunes.

The songs are all well-written but I especially like ” Lady of Tomorrow”. And it’s not just because it uses a piano. I love the melody. The layered vocals are fabulous here as well.

I must also mention that Amy’s lyrics are lovely. I am impressed that not only did she write all these tracks (except “Bomb the World” which is a Michael Franti song) but she produced the record and did the artwork.

This is not a “rockin” record, but one that will go perfectly with your morning tea and newspaper.

Posted on March 6, 2006


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Amy’s lyrics are beautiful and she has a voice to match.
name: Srinivas Kollipara on Thursday, March 23, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Carousel
2. Horizon
3. Take What You’ve Given
4. I Must Love You
5. Lady of Tomorrow
6. Bomb the World
7. Good-Bye
8. Let Go
9. Sun and Sky
10. As We Go Down
11. Angel’s Road
12. All the Same

[Amy Obenski Official Site]


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