Album Review: Wind On The Firecracker…by Marina Lazzara

Album Name: Wind On The Firecracker Of The Building Next Door, The Songs
Artist: Marina Lazzara
Year/Label: 2001 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

This is a fascinating collection of songs by poet and songwriter Lazzara. She sings in an artlessly disarming way and plays the guitar quietly but intensely.

“Flower Tree” is a minimal yet strong song.

“Words, Birds, Sun Stickers and a Road” is a quieter take on Patti Smith’s rock poetry.

The static hiss of “Sun on The Moon” is accompanied by words of pure whimsy.

“Ferris Wheel Song” has a dark ambience to it.

“Blue Fish Bowl” is abrasive yet restrained.

This album is probably not for everyone but adventurous souls will adore it.

Posted on February 29, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Interlude I
2. Corner Cafe
3. Flower Tree
4. Interlude II
5. Words, Birds, Sun Stickers and a Road
6. Sun on the Moon
7. Josephine’s Hair
8. The Backdrop Line
9. Interlude III
10. Ferris Wheel Song
11. Flowers Falling From Your Back
12. Interlude IV
13. Song Of Myself
14. Formulas That Don’t Work
15. Blue Fish Bowl
16. Sounds at South Van Ness
17. Interlude V

[Marina Lazzara Official Site]


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