Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
As Above So Below
Genres: Folk, Pop
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Ashley Cox - As Above, So Below
firstname.lastname@example.org | Liverpool, NY United States | 11/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every one of Ashley Cox's talents came out with a vengeance in this ten-song piece of perfection.As Above, So Below is a hard CD categorise, featuring several uptempo tracks like East of Eden, Accidents Happen and Maybe that showcase a pop-music flavor to Ashley's music, not normally heard in her live shows. .In contrast to the full arrangements on the CD, songs like Four Corners and In a Month spotlight the essence of Ashley's live performances. Four Corners, in particular, stands out as one of the best songs on the CD. With it's tale of Ashley's encounter with a homeless man who puts her own problems into perspective, this song pulls at the heartstrings early on, and doesn't let go until the CD is over.Ashley's skill on the keyboards is evident in Carolina and Go. Both songs are among the best on the disc, each strategically placed for maximum effect. Carolina is reminiscent of early Kate Bush and Sarah McLachlan, with it's emotional outcries in the lyrics, underscored with extremely passionate piano playing. Go show Ashley's experimental side, mixing electric piano with echo effects, and other synthesized sounds spinning under the melody. The vocals on this song are carefully layered to provide maximum emotional weight to the words.As Above, So Below is a compelling CD, full of lush sounds, and passionate honesty. As for the fans, to steal a lyric from Go, "we are rich beyondbelief."..."
b_chernoff | Syracuse, N.Y. United States | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Im absolutely addicted to this album. I will give you a few explained examples in this review of what I think, but you really need to hear this album. You will not be dissapointed. The more i hear it, I find more to like about it. This is a well mixed album with a large variety of musical styles with the use of keyboards, vocals, and guitar. Ashley's powefully sweet voice shines on this album. Her vocal lines are very well written and the songs are creatively arranged. The song "Stupid newleyweds" showcases her outstanding guitar playing and soaring angelic voice. Track #8 "accidents happen" has a very dark undertone in the lyrics. However, the songs energetic rythem and insturmentation, drives it forword and makes it decievingly playfull. It is my opinion that this album has a timeless feel to it. If you like listening to songs that are well written and portrayed by the wonderful woman who wrote them, than please don't hesitate to get this album."