Album Review: Restless Machinery by Dorothy Scott

Album Name: Restless Machinery
Artist: Dorothy Scott
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Dorothy Scott one of those voices that when you hear her, depending on if you’re familiar with her sound, you either say, “oh it’s obviously Dorothy Scott” or “Wow, who is this?”. By that I mean you probably won’t mistake her for anyone else. It’s quite unique. That being said there are times when she reminds me of Heather Nova. It’s not often or even obvious, but after listening to the first track “Julie” I found that I had Nova’s “Winterblue” song in my head.

It’s so nice to hear something unexpected. From the cover of the CD I expected slightly jazzy, sophisticated (maybe a little uppity) AAA. But when I got instead is indescribable pop, rock, folk, combo with a jazzy feel. Not uppity at all, but still sophisticated in that it’s well written and expertly performed.

Give this one a listen, you won’t regret it.

Stand out songs: “Restless Machinery”, “Ritual”

Posted on March 23, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Julie
2. Restless Machinery
3. Waterboy
4. Down Into The River
5. Backwards Four Track
6. Ritual
7. Three Like One
8. Everywhere Is Music
9. Loving Arms
10. Freedom
11. Backwards Ebow Guitar
12. Fire On Water
13. Love Is The Answer
14. The Way She Sings
15. Heartbeat

[Dorothy Scott Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I am awestruck with Dorothy’s music. I especially love the freedom Dorothy expresses in her music. She reminds me quite a bit of the late Jeff Buckley. Dorothy uses her voice as an instrument! My favorite songs are “Waterboy” “Heartbeat” and “Down Into The River” If anyone gets a chance to see her live..I encourage you to do so! Her performance at the Door Community Auditorium was Outstanding!
name: John Bickel on Monday, October 17, 2005

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