Album Review: Blick Ins tal by Kitty Hoff und Foret-Noire

Album Name: Blick Ins tal
Artist: Kitty Hoff und Foret-Noire
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Kitty Hoff makes sophisticated pop in her native tongue and the results are stunning.

The gentle bossa of the opening track sounds odd but soon the jarring effect fades. Hoff is a careful, understated singer like Laetitia Sadier in Stereolab.

Grosse freiheit is almost ska, Hoff’s chilled voice bouncing off the beats nicely.

Psychenswing is soft and has a light jazz flavor; Hoff’s cutesy singing perfectly suiting the song.

The rare foray into French on Fleur Nerveuse works fine too.

Kitty Hoff’s record should intrigue pop fans all over, whatever language it’s in.

Posted on October 24, 2007

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Blick ins Tal
2. Große Freiheit
3. Toc-toc-toc
4. Blaue Stunde
5. Die Frage ist
6. Psychenswing
7. Take care (Prophylaktisch)
8. Gipfelsturm
9. Sommer auf dem Land
10. Fleur nerveuse
11. Walzerkönigin
12. Fini
13. Wintermeer
14. Roundelay

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