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Snow & Voices | Snow & Voices (Bird Song)
Two tracks in, and you're hooked. Forget the fact that singer Lauri Krantz sounds like Margo Timmins fronting a pop band, or perhaps Mazzy Star lite. Ignore the lovely melodies and grab 'em choruses, Snow & Voices are deceptively deep. Initially this comes across as a pretty pop album; you know, probably incon-sequential in the big scheme of things and seemingly very clever aural wall-paper. But wait, what's that ethereal mellotron doing there? or that huge, squelchy dollop of bass synthesiser? or the funky chicken guitar and sub-Garbage wailing? This is pretty, yes, like a model with lipstick all over her chin. Golden, sunny and lovely, but streaked with a scintillating dark undercurrent that captures you, seduces you and spits you out.

John Stacey
October 2005

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