Anna Calvi deconstructs lounge pop

Saturday, 12 October, 2013

“Artist’s vocals are enveloped by a dreamlike mix of distorted riffs, insistent rhythms and ornate orchestrations.” So wrote the Financial Times about One Breath, the new album from Anna Calvi. That’s fine as far as it goes, but the core Calvi fan won’t be satisfied with what the “Pink’un” has to say. This Is Faked DIY delivers the goods to the base: “Teaming her dark, sultry torch-singer side with something more personal has worked wonders. One Breath is a beautiful, atmospheric triumph.”

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