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Frightening Beauty
Xyra & Vergorgen
Frightening Beauty
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Xyra & Vergorgen
Title: Frightening Beauty
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: The Orchard
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 3/11/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 669910395028

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"To quote other reviews: Xyra's connection with Nico became most evident while viewing the riveting, German-made documentary on Nico's life, entitled, befittingly : NICO ICON. "It all began with the End", she emphasizes. "During the documentary, something touched me deeply. I cannot explain, other than feeling Nico had spoken to me. This may sound presumptuous, but I felt she may have had some unfinished business she needed to express through me. Conversely, I felt intense sympathy for her, and deep sorrow over what she had become. I had given up music, and somehow the intensity of Nico's life propelled me back into writing and singing. Soon after viewing the film, I managed to acquire a keyboard with a harmonium sound. It was previously owned by a woman who toured and wrote songs with it for The Tom Tom Club. The first song I began rehearsing was Nico's version of Jim Morrison's favorite Doors song - The End. Pretty soon there after, I began writing new material, nonstop." "Any band that deviates from the guitar-bass-percussion formula automatically starts off on a good foot with this reviewer. Verborgen started with that advantage and kept getting better. Xyra's voice perfectly complimented the music as it communicated a broad range of emotion. The instruments are well-arranged, well-balanced, and blend beautifully together. Their two albums are rhythmic, complex, intriguing...Emily Phelps Altar Native" Washington DC correspondent"(Xyra & Verborgen border neatly on the fantastic!)"