Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Miranda Sex Garden|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Lovely. But not what you might be expecting.
S. Gustafson | New Albany, IN USA | 05/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record is -very- different from, say, -Fairytales of Slavery-. But then, if you have bought many Miranda Sex Garden records, you're probably used to one being very different from the next.
What you are getting here, basically, is straight Elizabethan madrigals, minimally re-arranged for three female voices. This record wouldn't be for early-music purists, but it would probably be more at home among the classical records than as a rock record.
It is a lovely, if quiet, and high class performance. Katharine Blake, Jocelyn West, and Kelly McCusker sing beautifully. This album would probably appeal to fans of Ms. Blake's -Mediæval Bæbes- project."
umze | Seattle, WA | 06/11/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I wanted to like this cd more than I did, as I like Miranda Sex Garden and enjoy period music. However, because of the form (the madrigal) and the singing/production, I find I seldom listen to it.If you are REALLY CERTAIN that you want a full cd of madrigals, this could be your best ticket. However, I hadn't listened to 25 madrigals in a row before, and I found it to be a form that got on my nerves more quickly than expected. Additionally, while the women of Miranda Sex Garden are an intriguing and underrated goth band, their voices can't really sustain an entire cd of a capella singing. Or - perhaps the madrigal form doesn't give the singers the opportuinity to shine. Either way, I find the result ultimately unsatisfying.I admire the band and the concept, and find it quite enjoyable in short spurts. I can't recommend the cd, though."
umze | 11/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since 1991 I've had this CD, I love it. Its lullaby songs are timeless, they fill the room with beautifully entwined voices. Poetry."