Cunningham, Elizabeth / Maevensong
Album: Maevensong   Collection:General
Artist:Cunningham, Elizabeth   Added:Feb 2010
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-17 Pull Date: 2011-06-19
Week Ending: May 15
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 14, 2011: Everyday Commotion
It's Not All Pretty

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2011-04-12
Jazz vocals (f), soulful. Piano + voice. Songs are either jazz-blues, honkey-talk, art. Feminist perspective of “Mary Magdalen” myths- Maeve=Mart- text of these songs inspired by “Maeve Chronicle” books- tells an alternative version of a bit of the Christian mythology.

++1.Gospel-blues, vocal & piano. “There will be passion… morning noon and night.” (goes well with next track)
+2. Spoken story over light jazz piano, sets the scene and introduces characters. Interesting tale. A little singing at the end
++3. pretty acapella, text is poem from 1800’s Scotland
4. folk-blues, mid-tempo guitar & gently percussion
5.Blues-walk. Whore or bride? (Like what DaVinci code was about)
+6.overly-pretty guitar, good folk-singing (reminds me of Ann Magnusson)- voices overdubbed for choral quality at end
7.Spaghetti-western music
+8. Acapella feminist ode to moms
+9. Sad & blue vocal & piano, loss of daughter
10. Slow & blue jazz, mourning song
11.slow folk
+12.Track 3 sung by a chorus. If you’re into Polyphonic Spree then you’re probably going to like this too.
++13.Love/spirituality song. Starts with voice & guitar, then piano (yay), then synths (boo)

Track Listing
1. In The Night   7. The Song Of Black Sarah
2. Prologue   8. Ave Matres
3. Song To The New Moon (Solo)   9. Psalm
4. It's Not All Pretty   10. Miriam's Lament
5. Pentacostal Alley Blues   11. Hymn To Ma Of Ephesus
6. Mountain Song   12. Song To The New Moon (Choral)
  13. Resurrection Song