Plucking Notes from the Tree of Life

With articulation in every breath of her song "Paper Doll," Irene Serra of ISQ (Irene Serra Quartet) tells the story of love destined to go badly. Besides the amazingly rendered animation in the video, the music is quietly fierce, with tense build-up and throbbing outrage. Irene’s voice reaches into every corner. “Reflections” begins with chime-like... Continue Reading →

The Sun Sparkles in Poland

Sweet as honey with the clarity of a sunny morning, “They Say” is Monika Lidke’s bluesy tale of undeniable love. Even when friends warn you about the dangers of getting your heart broken, it’s a pit you willingly fall into. Her voice here is whipped light, like lace;  the melody dances off into the air... Continue Reading →

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