Canada - Full Moon 102 - 01/25/05
times like these...
World to Win Records
If you're mad about Bush winning the election, you have a friend in Sara Marlowe. The delicate-voiced
songstress sings of world injustice and damns the war against Iraq on her new cd. "Maybe" doesn't
sound like an earnest protest song, but Marlowe I superior to most protest singers and crafts a
jazzy, expansive backdrop for her thoughts.
"Not in our Name" is the anti-war in Iraq song and it's very powerful. "The
mightiest of the mighty are bombing the ones who don't stand a chance" notes Marlowe. She's
creating a musical answer to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.
"Not as They Seem" asks that we look beyond the surface of things to a sophisticated setting.
"Blind" is an exotic-sounding gorgeous song with another strong lyric.
It's a record to make you think rather then passively receive and as such it's great.
Copyright © 2005 Anna Maria Stjärnell