Album Review: One by Lily Cushman Culhane

Album Name: One
Artist: Lily Cushman Culhane
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Lily Cushman Culhane’s music is instantly familiar but also surprising. Her use of samples and her smooth singing gives her a special style.

“Besame” is an intriguing trip into an odd world. The unsettling noises mixes with a sweet melody. Culhane’s singing is at odds with the backing, creating a nice effect.

“Something About you” is dreamy and sweet. Culhane sings of a yearning so strong that it can barely be expressed.

“Morning Light” sees her singing in a husky voice to a minimalistic backing.

“Simple Way of Life” is rougher than other songs here and it works well too.

Culhane seems an exceptional talent and this debut is great.

Posted on November 25, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Love Song
2. Besame
3. Que Tal
4. Something About You
5. (Untitled)
6. Morning Light
7. One
8. Simple Way of Life
9. NYC
10. Andrew’s Song

[Lily Cushman Culhane Official Site]


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