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Album Review – Life On Earth by Tiny Vipers

Life On Earth by Tiny Vipers


Tiny Vipers is the stage-name of Seattle singer-songwriter Jesy Fortino. Although I haven’t heard her previous albums, Life On Earth is apparently a move away from pop music into something rather more abstract. The first thing I noticed as the opening track kicked in was that she possessed an amazing voice. She doesn’t really go in for over-the-top emotional wailing but she has a voice that carries great power and, combined with her guitar technique, conveys the complexities of her lyrics very successfully.

Much like Teitur’s (see previous review) this album is demanding of attention and much would be lost from the experience by using it as background music. The tracks I felt most for initially were Eyes Like Ours and Dreamer and most of the tracks move well between being somewhat ethereal or stark. There were a couple of tracks that made my mind drift off somewhere else but most of them stand up well.

A good enough album and, when the mood is right, a positive experience. 7/10


July 21, 2009 - Posted by | Album Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Where did your mind drift to? This would reveal more about her music, perhaps?

    Comment by Siri | July 25, 2009 | Reply

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