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CD REVIEW: Jennifer Paskow - "Somewhere To Rest My Head"
By Stacey Board - 04/19/2005 - 09:16 PM EDT

Artist: Jennifer Paskow
CD Review: “Somewhere’s” vibe is very organic, relaxed and warm. This is not a slickly overproduced lush folk sound but more a rich black and white with sepia tone. The arrangements are subtle and spooky, very effective in creating their mood. The songs are mostly acoustic guitar based, with some added keyboards, percussion, bass, electric guitars and even some banjo.

Paskow does most of the writing, with a little help with her producer and others as cowriters on 4 of the 8 songs. She also mostly sings, and only plays acoustic guitar on one of the songs.

Paskow’s voice is lilting, supple, achingly light and emotionally sincere. It reminds me just a little of the crystalline vocals of the Sundays or Natalie Merchant. In fact the songwriting style is also somewhat like Natalie Merchant.

But Paskow is more bare. Like a starkly beautiful single flower in a vase, she is worth giving appreciation for her simple sincere effortless beauty.

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