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Emiliana Torrini – 3 New Songs on Myspace + mini reviews

Emiliana is finally back. Three songs from “Me and Armini” are on her myspace page entitled “Gun”, “Big Jumps” and “Me and Armini”.

“Gun” reminds me of her oldest work and bit like the Sugarcubes only Torrinied! It’s mainly vocal and bass guitar with select percussive noises and is quite a random song to release as a taster track. It’s got a under current of rage and anger with a backstabbing twist to it we’ve not seen seen “Telepathy”. It’s not got much progression but keeps you hooked on the one bass line for nearly 6 minutes which is an achievement.

“Big Jump” is more like her most recent album. Acoustic guitar, quirkly lyrics but with a happy high chorus. Think “Sunny Road” getting it together with “Unemployed At Summertime” and you’re 90% of the way there. This kind of song really suits Emi’s voice with its playful yet meaningful ways. No wonder this is to be the single!

Finally “Me and Armini” has a ska beat and sound to it and definitely aims at the summer crowd. With a laid back approach and swirling chords this is definitely single material.

Definitely returning to the pop roots although much more acoustic, this looks set to be a great album. Emiliana is also holding two UK dates shown below and the albums out 8th September:

8 Oct 2008 20:00
Bristol UK Trinity Hall
9 Oct 2008 20:00
London UK St Giles Church

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