Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This CD’s sub-title is “Songs from the Struggle for Global Justice” and as you can guess, is political in nature.
These are mainly songs about what is wrong in the world. Could seem a tad depressing, but the music is funky-folk ala Ani DiFranco.
Sara Marlowe sings these songs and plays guitar while Michelle Denis plays Djembe, keyboards, piano and sings backing vocals. And don’t forget their bass player, Patrick Chiasson.
Sara’s voice is perfect for this medium. She can sound sweet and pissed off at the same time. Her guitar playing suits the genre well too.
From “Blood on Your Hands” which is especially current:
How can you sit there and look us in the eye You say you’re fighting tyranny; well that’s the biggest lie You say that I’m no expert, but I know what’s right from wrong Never heard of anyone making peace with their bombs
These songs may want to make you become an activist if you aren’t already (and if you agree with their politics). Especially in this new political era.
Posted on November 16, 2002
Listen to track samples
1. Making History
2. Nothing at All
3. Access Denied
4. Arming the Heavens
5. This is What Democracy Looks Like
6. Invisible Face
7. Blood on Your Hands
8. Capitalism Kills
9. When Will it End
10. Time to Sing a New Song
11. Vision (A New World Has Begun)
13. Bonus Track: War is Coming
Rating: 5 Stars
I heard Sara Marlowe with Michelle Denis and I must confess it surprised me (to tell you the truth, it excedeed my initial expectations)