Album Review: Ariel by Louisa John-Krol

Album Name: Ariel
Artist: Louisa John-Krol
Year/Label: 2001 / Prikosnovenie

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Louisa John-Krol is an Australian singer who has made an album of incredible beauty. She has a great deal of lyrical depth and musical dexterity. Her songs are easy on the ear and leave a lasting impression.
There are similarities between John-Krol’s ethereal style and that of singers like Enya, but John-Krol is her own woman. She sets lines from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to music with breathtaking results on “Ariel”. The lovely ode to doomed folk singer Nick Drake;”Salamander” is above the trite sentiments such a subject might have inspired in others.
Louisa John-Krol is someone who puts a great deal of effort into her songs and it shows.

Posted on May 26, 2001

Track Listing
1. Blackbird
2. Red Balloon
3. Numb the Wren Tear
4. Nobeluis’ Garden
5. Beads of Rain
6. The Seagiant
7. Ariel
8. Alice in the Garden of Live Flowers
9. Tale of a Thorn
10. Salamander
11. Anemone Falling
12. Sentinel

[Louisa John-Krol Official Site]

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