Album Review: Songs by Miki Huber

Album Name: Songs
Artist: Miki Huber
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Miki Huber makes intimate-sounding, clever songs and sings them in a hushed voice. I thought of early Suzanne Vega while hearing this.

“The Hollywood Song” is a gem with a sad tale at the centre. “We’re all soul benders in Hollywood”, she sings poignantly.

“Trees” is like Cat Power. Huber plays the guitar beautifully here.

“Through The Window” uses Baird Duthie’s violin to flesh out the stripped-down sound. The songs melancholy mood is brought out in a subtle way.

“I Will Haunt Your Room” is a cover of a song by English songwriter Martin Newell. I’m not familiar with the original but Huber’s version shines. It’s quirky and lovely.

So this brief album ends and I hope she makes another just like it, only longer. Till then this is just great.

Posted on February 15, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Cat in the Moon
2. The Hollywood Song
3. Trees
4. Through the Window
5. Windswim
6. Another Dance
7. I will Haunt your Room

[Miki Huber Official Site]


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