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Siren Circus — Solid Poems on a Ghost of a Subject
(Carbon 7 C7-044, 1999, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-11-16

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Somewhere between Nina Hagen, Laurie Anderson, and Philip Glass lies the musical territory of Siren Circus. Gothic images of twisted and sick relationships abound in this collection of 15 quirky songs by Anglo-Canadian sisters Cathryn and Lucie Robson. Cathryn and Lucie compose, sing, and play most of the instruments on these songs, ranging in styles from intricate compositions to minimalistic ballads, from humorous tales to melancholic stories – in a mixture of cabaret and pop music. Solid Poems is a unique listening experience and an enticing choice for the adventurous listener.


Filed under: New releases, 1999 releases

Related artist(s): Siren Circus

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