Album Review: Osmosis by Ellen Demos

Album Name: Osmosis
Artist: Ellen Demos
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This CD is pretty raw, I mean, raw. It’s just Ellen, and guitar on most tracks with some songs featuring sax and flute. The vocals are the focal point here…and they’re good vocals. She has a very jazzy, scatting voice. The guitar compliments her nicely.

“You Don’t Know What Love Is” made me feel like I was sitting in a small nearly empty club smoking, drinking and taking in the music. Almost like a backdrop to a scene in a movie where we pan over to the woman singing on stage just to show where the main characters are…setting the mood.

This CD is actually quite good at setting a mood.

“Mourning” really shows her range and showcases her voice very well. She’s all over the place on this one.

If you’re tired of regular pop/folk/rock and want to try something different to set the mood for a dinner party or something, this is a good choice.

Posted on December 15, 2003

Track Listing
1. You Don’t Know What Love Is
2. Uncorked
3. Little Wing
4. Rivers Of Tears
5. Morning
6. Round Midnight
7. Osmosis
8. Sea Journey
9. Angel


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