New territory! It´s rewarding to get that “special assigment” in between, it´s healthy and I appreciate variation, and although I´ll probably be bleeding for Metal til´ I´m 92 years old, it´s nice to expand upon one´s listening experiences, there´s an endless horizon of music out there. American singer/songwriter SARAH FIMM doesn´t ring any immediate bells, but apparently her works are widely appreciated. She´s a hard working lass; besides writing and recording, she also tours, collaborates with other musicians, her music has been featured on several TV shows, and her very own creation, The Karma Phala Music Project, makes me admire her attention to keep the community aspects of music alive.
As for Sarah´s music, I can only relate to what I´m hearing on her seventh album “Near Infinite Possibility," whatever progressions she´s made from her debut up to now, this album does have a calming effect on me, as it walks the line between straight up Pop Rock with Gothic undercurrents, and Alternative Music with an experimental edge, simple, alluring and tasteful.
Most songs are built up from a single guitar arrangement and Sarah´s soothing voice before they launch into a rocking chorus, akin to what LACUNA COIL have done on their “Shallow Life” album, you know, minus the Metal riffing, it´s a rough but justified comparison. Several songs feature a moodier atmosphere, the arrangements are rather minimal but expertly vowen together, so that the songs end up being deceivingly good with a natural flow and alternative character.
Probably won´t knock you off your chair, but for a different experience of Rock music with both gloom and hope, place your money right here.
(Online May 30, 2011)