Ireland’s Nancy Falkow has an enchanting charm , Radiating her unique Vocal delivery melts ice. Into a never ending flow of water that runs deep into the sonic heart, Nancy melds Folk, Pop, AAA & other genre elements ; This lends a cadence to her music that is impossible to classify or critic'
The album “Clear View” , explores sublime divinity in compositional smarts. From the opening bar , one is immediately entranced by her original , descriptive & rich voice. Lyrically & emotionally subtle & complex simultaneously
Virtually every track on the “Clear View” project , stands out in itself. In a tune like “Stay” for instance , one might find this song at home on a work like the Beatles “White Album”
Other songs like “Blindsided” with it’s shimmering electric guitar work & “Sometimes You Jump” with it’s delightful French Horn counterpoint , shine forth like an audio diary. While you are “reading” Nancy’s music , you also find that her work has a cinematic quality to it that would easily melt into a movie soundtrack
In “Eraser” the mood becomes even more intimate & flickers like a blue flame in the wind. A chillingly warm song replete with bowed cello overtones
“Under The Sun” is an intriguing alternative & progressive cut , married with a Lesley rotating speaker effect on Nancy’s Vox. A band like Tears For Fears would do well with a song of this caliber
“Sleepwalk” casts a cool sheen with a telling nod toward the entertainment business. A tune of irony & sly social commentary that reflects more truth than many would want to admit
“Minute” showcases the versatile range of Nancy Falkow’s trademark Vocals & flashes a drop of Phoebe Snow ; Whereas in “Sleeping East” one is treated to a contemporary saunter & shuffle of world weariness married to a smooth Jazzy-Rock flair
The acoustic piano inflected ballad “Where Do I Start” is another shining example of the strength & diversity of composition that is an innate characteristic of Nancy Falkow’s muse
The acoustic tinged tunes on “Smitten” exude a touch of Jazz, a dollop of Blues & a splash of Roots that point to the Emerald Isle. Echos of Norah Jones , Lisa Loeb & Sarah McLachlan permeate the audio air. But these influences are cleary jump off points for an artist like Nancy Falkow
The next plateau for Nancy Falkow , has us looking skywards to the stars. Journeying back home to Ireland at this juncture in her career , will no doubt infuse the artist with a charismatic musical direction that is dynamically unstoppable.
Because Nancy Falkow’s work gets better & better at every turn of the enigmatic moonlit canopy of night & rises like the sun into a new day
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