Album Review: On The Mend by Kym Tuvim

Album Name: On The Mend
Artist: Kym Tuvim
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The first drum till makes me think of Ani DiFranco‚Ķthis is a good thing. Another good thing is that Kym Tuvim didn’t just do another Ani-type CD. I would still classify her as folk, but not political folk like so much of it is.

Tivum’s voice is strong and clear and wrought with emotion. It is unique yet comfortable. The songs are well written and well executed. It’s not just girl-and-guitar. There is bass, organ, accordion, cello and much more.

The opening track grabs the listener and the rest of the CD keeps the promise.

Her lyrics are meaningful and melancholy, as in “Trouble”:

I swear I just aged a lifetime going through this day with you
Some of it’s going to make we wiser
Mostly it’s just going to make me fee so blue.

Other stand out tracks are: “Hard” and “Falling Rain”.

I’m not saying there is a similarity, per se, but if you like Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams and others like them Kym Tuvim is a good one to add to your collection.

Posted on November 29, 2003

Track Listing
1. On The Mend
2. Hard
3. I Will
4. Trouble
5. Mercury
6. Falling Rain
7. Listen
8. You Should Know
9. Fly Away
10. Assurance
11. Don’t Give Up

[Kym Tuvim Official Site]

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