Album Name: Alternative Gothic Swamp Lullabies
Artist: Artemesia Black
Year/Label: 2010 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Sabiné Heusler-Schick and Kenny Schick make up Artemesia Black. They call their music “alternative gothic swamp lullabies” and that seems to fit very well.
Good Till Now is a successful cover of a Gillian Welch song that suits the duo well. Heusler-Schick’s vocals are splendid and the backing retrained yet urgent.
Beautiful is kinda folksy and Heusler-Schick’s singing is very nice in a whispered way.
Shipwreck does sound a bit dark, Heusler-Schick doing a convincing femme fatale bit on the vocals. She’s a very distinctive and fine singer.
The album closes with a version of P.J Harvey’s Angelene that suits the bands sound and demeanor well.
This album is a quiet treasure and deserves your attention.
2. Good Till Now
3. Daisy Chains
5. Big Trees
7. Mary Janes