Album Review: [Ki:r] by Sylvie Bourban

Album Name: [Ki:r]
Artist: Sylvie Bourban
Year/Label: 2008 / Vizir records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Swiss-born Sylvie Bourban debuts with a record of jazz and it’s very accomplished. She has a flexible girlish voice and does some nice songs of her own and some by others.

Dionne Warwick and many more have sung ”Alfie”, so this version is in good company. Boruban sings it sweetly and with a clear jazz feel. Her band plays it soft and slow.

“Chipmunk Tango” is a Björk-ish reverie that shows off the singer’s dexterity. It’s slow and weird and not aa playful as the title would indicate.

“Alfonsina y el mar” is more like a ballad, and is sung well.

“Walking Owl” ends the album on a high note. It’s rhythmic and gorgeous.

This album is just lovely.

Track Listing
1 I Remember
2 Alfie
3 Falling
4 Chipmunk Tango
5 Paradoxe Bossa
6 Alfonsina Y El Mar
7 It’s Kinda Odd
8 Walking Owl

[Sylvie Bourban Official Site]


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