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ARTIST
TITLE
Whiskey Leaves
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIGI 054CD DIGI 054CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/7/2009

"It was important we get this out in the heart of summer because Whiskey Leaves, its familiar melodies and breezy instrumentation are the perfect accompaniment to your hot, humid nights. The duo of Aiko Kogo and Anthony Guerra first made their presence known on a micro-edition CDR from New Zealand's Pseudoarcana. Whiskey Leaves, though, is a different beast entirely. While on the surface these compositions feel simple, once you dig a little deeper you realize the care put into each song. This is intimate music. Guerra sets the pace with layers of makeshift percussion and guitar. Kogo also plays ukulele, but it's her voice that is the real focal point of the album. Soft and restrained, even when you can't understand her words (some of the lyrics are in Japanese), you are hooked from the get-go. Hours later, you find yourself humming her melodies while her ghostly incantations are stuck in the back of your mind. This is fractured pop perfection. Whiskey Leaves will be a welcome addition to fans of Tujiko Noriko, Tenniscoats and the like. Beautiful."