Album Review: Songs III:Bird on the Water by Marissa Nadler

Album Name: Songs III:Bird on the Water
Artist: Marissa Nadler
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Marissa Nadler follows two albums of amazingly spectral folk with an equally stunning third album. Her dewy voice and haunted moods are intact and she’s written some lovely songs.

“Dying Breed” uses her weightless vocal and a slowly undulating melody.

“Thinking of you” sounds romantic but carries a sting in its tail. She sings of being a lady to someone’s lord and then growing bored.

“Bird on your grave” is one of many songs that mention death. “I’ll be the bird on your grave” she sings to a haunting backdrop.

An impossibly beautiful reworking of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” attests to her unique talent.

Her new album is a treasure.

Posted on March 10, 2007

Track Listing
1. Diamond Heart
2. Dying Breed
3. Mexican Summer
4. Thinking Of You
5. Silvia
6. Bird On Your Grave
7. Rachel
8. Feathers
9. Famous Blue Raincoat
10. My Love And I
11. Leather Made Shoes

[Marissa Nadler Official Site]


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