Album Review: Sofia Sunseri by Sofia Sunseri

Album Name: Sofia Sunseri
Artist: Sofia Sunseri
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Sofia Sensei’s record has a haunting quality to it. The songs she has written with Rick Watling are very strong.

“Fly Higher” has a message of hope and a very nice sound to it. “Insides Out” is tougher with a distorted vocal and string instruments used in an unfamiliar way.

Sunseri approaches her vocal on “I Wait” with a jazz singer’s sense of timing. The song itself is an odd but appealing cross of jazz and trip hop.

The lengthy “What is Happenin” uses the African instrument djembe to great effect. The songs slow groove suits Sunseri’s voice perfectly.

It’s a very nice record that should appeal to most tastes.

Posted on October 7, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. See Me
2. Fly Higher
3. Insides Out
4. I Wait
5. Mama
6. Queen Bee
7. What Is Happenin’
8. In the Same Place

[Sofia Sunseri Official Site]

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