Album Review: One Two Three Four by Linda Draper

Album Name: One Two Three Four
Artist: Linda Draper
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I reviewed Draper’s previous release, “Patchwork” in 2003. I liked it very much so when the new one arrived I was happy to see that she thought of Collected Sounds again. It’s always nice to open the package and know you’ll like what’s inside. So I knew unless she changed dramatically this would be a good one too. She hasn’t, and it is.

There is an interesting echoey technique Draper uses on her voice. It almost sounds like there is more than one voice (and at times there are) but usually it’s just her and the echo. It’s unique and very pretty.

Draper has a way with words that always impresses.

“Seven Black Crows” was on Patchwork as well and has the fantastic lyric, ‘my tears are dropping like flies’). “The Sleeping Giant” was on there too. It was one of my favorites then and remains so.

“Needlessly” is very simple and pretty. “Let me love you needlessly”, she sings.

“Parasite” has some lovely guitar work. Beautiful melody. I also really like “Lifeboat”.

Lovely pop-folk album. Check it out.

Posted on April 9, 2005

Track Listing
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1. Super Zero
2. Big Blue Sky
3. Baby Inchworm
4. The Broken Muzzle
5. Needlessly
6. Jezebel
7. Parasite
8. Seven Black Crows
9. Lifeboat
10. The Sleeping Giant
11. Candle Opera
12. One Two Three Four

[Linda Draper Official Site]


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