Norway - Full Moon 59 - 08/04/01
Morning That Comes But Once
This is a different bag of tea than ye average Luna dish. The music of Draumey is certainly
in the outskirts of my musical field. If I have to categorise, I guess contemporary or strictly
arranged music is as close as I can get. It is piano based and arranged for voice, two
saxophones and flute in addition. Well-known 19th century poets like Emily Dickinson and Leigh
Hunt provide the lyrics.
Two of the five songs of the mini-CD fits into the beauty ballad bag, two are closer to the
humorous cacophonous kind and the short but sweet title track is...somewhere beyond. Especially
the latter, but also parts of I Like A Look Of Agony and I Died For Beauty reminds
me of some of the music by Michael Nyman (great soundtracks for films by Peter Greenaway, Jane
Campion etc. etc.) when those saxes get up front. The rest is different from anything I've ever
heard. The CD only lasts 13 and a half minutes but who cares as long as the songs are so
beautiful or fascinating? And as most of the music reviewed here at Luna Kafé : this debut mini
album deserves all the publicity it can get!
Copyright © 2001 JP