Album Review: Green Pond by Fiji Mermaid

Album Name: Green Pond
Artist: Fiji Mermaid
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Wow, is this ever different. I don’t even know what you’d call it genre wise. Maybe soundtrack music. Soundtrack to a dream, surely. It’s very atmospheric. To me it’s accompaniment. It is music that goes along with something whether that is an activity, a dream or just a session of deep thinking.

The songs are simple yet complex. Simple because the melodies are semi repetitious yet there are several layers. There are synthesizer/organ parts layered with echoey swooping vocals. Then there is the sea sounds lying subtly underneath. It’s really very lovely.

The production is high class and quite lush. It sounds especially nice with headphones.

If you’re looking for some good atmospheric dreamy background music this is a great bet.

Posted on August 17, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. The Light Across the Sea
2. I Had a Little Piggie
3. If You Were in… the Same Circumstances
4. She didn’t ask you for too much (Golden Hair)
5. We Are Not the Sun
6. Forest Walk
7. Like An Egg
8. I Had a Little Piggie (But I Didn’t Know How Clean)
9. Lisa Lights Candles
10. Snowman, You’re Resting
11. The Light Across the Sea Instrumental

[Fiji Mermaid Official Site]

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