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ARTIST
TITLE
Boamaster
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OSAKA 007CD OSAKA 007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/25/2006

"Ireland's Osaka recordings return with the debut album from French singer and producer Eglantine Gouzy. Some of you might remember the lovely lady from last year's compilation of female electronica 4 Women No Cry on the Monika imprint, and this full length is a continuation of her unique styles. Singing in French and English with a tone reminiscent of Björk but never too close to be considered a copyist, the most noticeable element of Miss Gouzy's music is the distinct electronic-acoustic production. It's somewhere in-between Niobe or Leila's skewed electronic meanderings and Colleen's distant minimal romanticisms, yet the addition of Gouzy's childlike poems and warm vocal melodies set her apart from any artists I care to mention. Each track seems to have its own distinct style and place, which works surprisingly well -- it would have been easy for an album such as this to feel jumpy or indistinct, but Gouzy carries it off quite effortlessly, with the skewed minimal tribal electronics of 'Boa' perfectly offsetting the windswept '50s rock 'n roll influenced 'Cowboy' and the blipping analogue electronics of 'A Gnome.'"