Album Review: Luscinia’s Lullaby by Laurel McDonald

Album Name: Luscinia’s Lullaby
Artist: Laurel McDonald
Year/Label: 2005 / Improbable Music

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Laurel McDonald’s third album is utterly gorgeous. She sings not with words but rather produces sounds as the music undulates behind her.

The opener “Nenia Sirenes” is hypnotic in its soft ebb and flow.

The title track is another beauty with Mc Donald’s voice reaching rapturous heights to a jazzy backdrop.

“Envelope of Many” is a soft song with McDonald’s hummed vocal circling itself in many layers.

“Beauty Found me” is an aptly titled song , Anne Bourne’s cello and a peerless vocal creating a work of wonder.

This record is poetic and transgressive.

Posted on March 31, 2005

Track Listing
1. Nenia Sirenes
2. Ysaiophony
3. Luscinia’s Lullaby
4. Flutter
5. Envelope of Many
6. Song for this Child
7. Cadal Chan Fhaigh Mi
8. Beauty Found Me
9. Murmur of Pearl
10. Sirenaria

[Laurel McDonald Official Site]

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