If Erykah Badu was a white woman who made Celtic art rock instead of the Nubian queen soul she lays down now, then this album is what she would sound like. If that sentence didn’t pique your interest, then odds are this one is not going to be your jam. If you’re a little more adventurous than your typical metal head or into femme fatales like Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple or Bjork, then take a seat and let’s have a chat about the next album you should be purchasing.

Lisa Cuthbert is a soulful art rock vocalist who combines many different musical stylings into her own brand of almost genre-less music. Taking elements of folk rock, classical, electronic, jazz and many other eclectic influences, she crafts this collection of ethereal tracks highlighted by the authenticity of her vocal prowess. Dark and moody, passionate yet reserved at times, Lisa Cuthbert shows every increasing skill in her musical quest to create heartfelt music. Across these eight tracks, Lisa Cuthbert molds a strange yet comforting world of haunting melodies and bewitching vocals. The deceptively passive yet multifaceted musical scores don’t distract, while multiple listens will undoubtedly have you noticing a riff or some keystrokes you may not have heard before. On the surface they just gel extremely well with the moods her voice inspire.

While the overall slow pace of the album won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, if you’re in the least bit swayed by entrancing singing then there’s plenty of reasons here for you to give this album a listen. Songs such as “Eye”, “Pillar” and “Hands Clean” all provide particularly standout vocal performances exemplifying the various sides and strengths to Lisa Cuthbert’s vocal ability. So while it’s not the most adrenaline inducing album you’re going hear, it is interesting to say the least.

Tracklist:
1.Killing Fields
2.The Host Wants A Parasite
3.Under the Stars
4.Eye
5.Will
6.Effigy
7.Pillar
8.Hands Clean

Check out Lisa Cuthbert here:
http://www.facebook.com/lisacuthbertmusician
http://www.youtube.com/user/lisacuthbertmusic
http://www.ironbonehead.de
http://www.facebook.com/IronBoneheadProductions

 

Written by Ken Kaizer for Bloodrock Media on July 12, 2017