Australia - Full Moon 35 - 08/26/99
Hyperium Hypnobeat Records
A couple of years ago, I came across Louisa John-Krol's first CD Argo.
It was a wonderful concoction exploring the often psychologically and morally
complicated worlds of mythology and poetry. Louisa's sophomore effort,
Alexandria, runs along the same rivers of imagination and creativity.
It is an album full of vivacious incantations inspired from mellifluous rumors
from the faery lands and the literary world.
Alexandria is a tasty cocktail of Myth, glimspes of Cavafy and echoes
of Dostoyevsky. Louisa's smooth voice and the array of instruments like
mandolin, firesticks, bells, chimes, keyboard, chas-chas, guitar, ocarina,
keyboard, tiple, tablas and angel harp, are the catalyst to the magic potion
that gives life to all these mysterious characters from the fringes of
reality ! An excellent effort by this Australian voice treasure.
Copyright © 1999 Stavros Moschopoulos