Almost two years ago I had the pleasure to recommend Sulahues debut EP Eating Stars, and I stapled me then by Suhalues ​​devotion to a fairground and circus theme and the artist's effort to stand out from the music mainstream in its inspiration from the blue. a. jazz.

On her debut album Eating Stars & Spitting Fire continues Sulahues in her unique musical tracks. Fairground and circus theme of slipped a little in the background (although the mood certainly show up in the music along the way) in favor of a preoccupation with love's roads, detours and inscrutability. The concept attacked already in the first title rewarding song "Eating stars" who speaks in a strong imagery, but behind the pictures is a little song about going misunderstand each other in the game of love: "I will eat stars and spit fire / on your masquerade of burning desire / you tell me tell lies with truths and / you fire the one thing that you really cared about. "Sulahue singing clear and lovely with her ​​young girlish voice and accompanied by a team of highly competent musicians (Lars Emil Riis - Piano, Spencer Gross - Guitar, Alexander Kraglund - Violin / Strings, Søren Lund - Bass and Michael Dalgasgroup - Drums). "Eating stars" is a small rousing pop tune that is dressed in a kind of evocative chamber jazz arrangement, reminiscent towards bygone eras jazz music.

Something similar could be said about the macabre "Mr. Policeman "where the girl against the policeman apologizes that she has turned her lover to death because he did not live up to the claims of love. A little grotesque and not a little ironic song about the passionate love intransigence. A nice little song that is supported by Saluhes ​​fine voice and a single event where the focus is on the drums and a subtle guitar playing.

"Clown" is swinging jazz to a song about physical strength and mental weakness in love gender struggle. "Flowers" is a small swinging meditation on thriving caresses and sweet words, resulting in some relationships associations. And perhaps characterizes this particular little gem swing quite well the texts of the artist with a penchant for imagery especially strive to describe moods and impossible situations in the game of love between the sexes. As love life is Sulahues texts imperfect, they say something true about love, but not all. Remains inlet, trial and hints, which together describe love's universe in all its complexity.

And the jagged themes are supported well by the music, which in addition to being consistent popmelodiøs in an unmistakable, slightly nostalgic chamber jazz base also has something almost cinematic dramatic and evocative than in several passages.

As with Sulahues debut EP, so the album is a bold initiative that dare to insist to go its own way textually and musically. It's not fabric, Sulahue and musicians have delivered - and for that reason alone, there is every reason to recommend it to music lovers out there.

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