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Germano, Lisa / Magic Neighbor
Album:Magic Neighbor Collection:General
Artist:Germano, Lisa Added:10/2009
Label:Young God Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-01-10 Pull Date:2010-03-14 
Week Ending:7 Mar14 Feb7 Feb31 Jan17 Jan

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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-07 
Innovative female singer/songwriter, for fans of Laura Viers and (early) Liz Phair. Germano has a great voice which can be crystal clear, brimming with anger (à la pissed-off Cat Power), and anywhere in between. Songs are sometimes haunting, other times bittersweet, other times fanciful. Lots of strings, flutes, and some instrumental oddities. No FCCs.
Recommended tracks: 3, 6, 9, and 8 (for the more avant-garde).

1. Magical fairy-esque instrumental track with strings. [1:21]
2. Song starts despairingly, but turns bright midway… nice piano + strings accompaniment, which really emerges near the end. Nice, subtle track. [3:35]
3. Vocals sound almost Lucinda Williams-esque here. Stark acoustic guitar contrast with whimsical strings + flute to create a fantastic mix of the melancholy and magical. [2:56]
4. Sweet instrumental piano ballad, with tambourine and strings towards the end. [2:16]
5. Emotional and fairly sorrowful ballad. [3:28]
6. Sardonic love song, with simple guitar and nice vocal harmonies. Germano doing a drawl thing here again, like on track 3. Brief touches of accordion and recorder! [3:29]
7. Haunting track with vocals and simple piano up front. Some space age sounds and strings in the back starting in the middle, then a stark piano/vocal end. [2:50]
8. Pensive, slightly creepy track with dreamy vocals, chaotic bursts of piano, and some strange alien fetus whisperings towards the end. [3:07]
9. Melancholy, bare-bones track. Slow and beautifully simple. [4:17]
10. Atmospheric water nymph song/spell with pseudo-harp. Creepy-chic. [3:23]
11. Long ruminative instrumental intro with some butterfly centric bio-erotic lyrics towards the end. [3:00]

Track Listing
1.Marypan 6.A Million Times
2.To The Mighty One 7.Magic Neighbor
3.Simple 8.Suli-Mon
4.Kitty Train 9.Snow
5.The Prince Of Plati 10.Painting The Doors