Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
After offering to review this CD I found out that Patricia Ossowski’s previous release, “My Best Mask On” was reviewed here by Anna Maria back in December of 2001. The only thing Anna Maria would change it to make it longer. That seems to be a common complaint on EPs. Interesting how the ones that deserve to be full length often are not! But that’s not the case here. This is a regular full -length record and it’s wonderful. It even has a bonus track!
I would describe the music as intricately layered piano pop. Some of the songs are a tad spooky and mysterious. I am reminded of Evanescence on “Broken Me”.
While some are pretty straight Intellipop.
She ends the CD, with a cute (and I don’t mean that disrespectfully) little song called “I Wish”. It’s got a very sweet old tymie feel. The lyrics are hilarious…if youv’e got a strange sense of humor. I obviously do.
Piano is her primary instrument and she plays very well.
I also like the way the songs are put together. The lyrics, to the melodies, arrangements and vocals…a first rate act.
Ossowski’s voice is very likeable and matches the music wonderfully no matter which style she’s creating from song to song.
The sound of the record in general is very polished and professional, very nice and sometimes hard to do for an indie artist.
This is a great release and I encourage you to give it a spin.
Posted on February 14, 2006
Listen to track samples
2. Lucky Me
4. That Line
5. Save It
6. Please Don’t Go
7. Broken Me
8. Bleed You Dry
10. On A Sea
11. I Wish