Album Review: Plastic Apple by Sophe Lux

Album Name: Plastic Apple
Artist: Sophe Lux
Year/Label: 2002 / Zarathustra Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Sophe Lux is a band fronted by Wendy Lynne Haynes. Their debut boasts original songs about unusual topics.

“Void of Course” is a piano driven tune with bizarre lyrics.

“Little Odessa” is a beautiful, fluid song that puts the focus on Haynes’ lovely voice.

“Freddy’s Tune(Song for Nietzsche)” is pretty self explanatory in its subject matter. Musically it’s gentle and country-flavoured.

“Mermaid Song” is another quiet song, but its lyrics bite deeply. It’s a strange tale of a man corrupting and sleeping with mermaids. Thanks to Haynes talent it’s a strong, moving song rather than a whimsical one.

The Velvet Underground-like “Perfect Love” boasts a great chorus.

“Peur Eternus” has words of a sex-change and the closing “22” is in part based on Lord Byron’s epic poem “Manfred”.

It’s fair to say that Sophe Lux isn’t your average band. Bless them.

Posted on January 18, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Sacred Hands
2. Void of Course
3. Little Odessa
4. Freddy’s Tune (song For Nietzsche)
5. Coniunctio
6. Mermaid Song
7. Perfect Love
8. Buried
9. And For Instance
10. Peur Eternus
11. 22

[Sophe Lux Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Sophe Lux’s album PLastic Apple is deep, original, intelligent, deeply musical and highly creative. It is a must for those searching for music they can really sink their teeth and soul into.
jasper marks on Tuesday, June 7, 2005

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