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Reviews: Elisa Korenne ~ Favorite
Posted on Saturday, October 08, 2005 @ 07:14:29 UTC
Topic: Reviews

Artist: Elisa Korenne

CD: Favorite

Home: New York City

Style: Folk Rock

Quote: "Korenne is like a great trapeze artist, floating effortlessly through a multitude of genres, her superb voice catching her each time with equal ease."

By Kevan Breitinger

It’s Elisa Korenne’s debut album, but it is very much a partnership with producer Daniel A. Weiss, and a fruitful partnership at that. They share writing credits on a few of the 10 originals (with brief additional opening and closing segments) and he backs up her acoustic guitar quite nicely on electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards. But her rich alto voice is the real star, whether she’s wailing out a rocker, primly enunciating the circus-like tale of “Andy the Lightbulb Eater,” or, best of all, crooning out the haunting and breathtaking a capella tale, “Instead,” with the help of the dazzling Joe Jencks.

Korenne’s got talent to spare and the guts to put it out there, making the world safe for female rockers, following in the proud traditions of Etheridge and Crow. She’s like a great trapeze artist, floating effortlessly through a multitude of genres, her superb voice catching her each time with equal ease. She seduces you by creating a mood, setting a table of unnamable delights, her opulent voice drawing you in before you realize you’re even hungry. And speaking of hunger, check out the steamy “Marrow,” where she all but licks her lips with appetite. Even better, she’s got the guts to lay her true motives out for all to see:

I want to know you inside out
Let me be a parasite
So I can love you with all my might
This could drown all my self-doubt ...


This courageous honesty flows through each passionately delivered song. The sparkling “Honest Lies” is another standout track, with its alt-country feel, Korenne crooning soulfully over the brightly perfect instrumentation. She's put together a great team, and the whole project shines with professionalism. Quirky, moody and delightful, Favorite will be one of your own favorites in a very short time.

Buy CD http://www.elisakorenne.com










 
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