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Brianna Lane - Radiator

Radiator

Brianna Lane

Pay My Rent Music - 02

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb
(taoboy@cox.net)

This talented new singer/songwriter not only wrote 10 of the 11 songs (she co-wrote the remaining song with Evan Brubaker), she did the graphic design and photography for the disc. This 41-plus minute disc tells the love stories, happy and sad, fulfilled and unrequited, real and imaginary that have run across the landscape of her mind. The songs have nothing exceptional to add to the human experience, nor any deep insights into love, however they treat her experiences with a sharp focus. Remember, she did the photography, which is quite good, and she has that ability to freeze the moment in a crystal of time, in clear sharp focus. Her songs run toward the pop side of music, an area that is not always associated with the singer songwriter. She has a voice that is both little girlish and, at the same time, has a breathy quality, and an underlying sensuality.

The band is sharp and allows her vocals the room that she requires and at the same time gives her the backing and support that she desires to put the songs across in an effective manner. She handles the acoustic guitar duties, while Evan Brubaker plays keyboards and bass; Jonathan Kingham plays both keyboards and electric guitars; Joel Litwin handles the drums. It is a sound that has more edge than straight ahead pop and though there is nothing that stands out on first listening the songs seem to stay in the head and echo there asking to be listened to again.

Track List:

  • Downpour
  • Still Alive
  • When I Get There
  • Dreams & Nightmares
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Sad Songs
  • Wrong Hands
  • Man In The Moon
  • The Good Guys
  • This Broken Song
  • Bullet

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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