Album Review: Alternative Gothic Swamp Lullabies by Artemesia Black

Album Name: Alternative Gothic Swamp Lullabies
Artist: Artemesia Black
Year/Label: 2010 / Independent

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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.

Track Listing
1. Rosie
2. Good Till Now
3. Daisy Chains
4. Beautiful
5. Big Trees
6. Shipwreck
7. Mary Janes
8. Stutter
9. Love
10. Angelene

[Artemesia Black Official Site]

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