Album Review: One Millennium Before Sunrise by Cristina Necula

Album Name: One Millennium Before Sunrise
Artist: Cristina Necula
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Cristina Necula’s debut is nice. Her singing is almost operatic and the backing keyboards are used like the ones on Leonard Cohen’s later albums. Her words are poetic and accurate.

“Encounter” sees her emoting nicely against a very retro-sounding backing.

“Brujita(the witch)” has mystical words in Spanish of strange doings and a neat melody.

“I’m Not the One” uses a folk melody to create a nice little song.

“Chess” is one of the strongest songs, Necula managing an exotic melody on her keyboard.

It’s a very good record.

Posted on September 27, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples

1. One Thousand One Good-byes
2. Encounter
3. You May Love Me
4. Brujita
5. Second Encounter
6. I’m Not the One
7. Indecision
8. The E-mail
9. Chess
10. Four Windows
11. Falling Apart
12. Sunrise

[Cristina Necula Official Site]


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