Mary of Egypt - EP [2010]J

Oh wow, this one was a surprise. Bandcamp is such a wealth of awesome stuff that doesn't get the love it should.

This is a wonderfully composed pop album by Mary of Egypt. The Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens comparisons are inevitable, but what really stands out on this album to me is the nineteen-century impressionist influence. Harmonies reminiscent of Debussy are played on mellow woodwinds, as subtle electronic percussion roots the overdubbed vocals, and a muted classical piano provides the bed to rest it all on.

(pay-what-you-will Bandcamp link)

2 Responses so far.

  1. Really interesting and cool stuff, and great description; the string and piano parts are fantastic.


  2. Julia says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words about the music. WFLM is a fantastic blog and I'm so happy it's been brought to my attention.


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