'Songs rooted by classic structure and held aloft by intensely personal poetry. Shira gives voice to the familiar themes of love and loss with all the appropriate mysteries intact...startling and sublime.' Joe Henry 'Great albums create moods, and the really great ones create worlds. Think Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, or the Velvet Underground's third album. That is what singer Shira Myrow has accomplished on Slow Burner. Starting quietly, she builds an entire universe of emotion with minimal musical backing, achieving an almost otherworldly presence. Daughter of acclaimed composer Fredric Myrow, she has obviously been immersed in a unique sonic surrounding her whole life, and every song here shows it in gorgeous detail. There are very few recent releases that strike this deep a chord, and even if it might take a few listens to find the true glory of this music, that's because almost everything else being recorded these days is filled to the brim with un-needed noise. Myrow is like a Japanese brush painter: each single stroke counts for a hundred others, and the end result is intended to leave the listener breathless. Mission accomplished on an album not to be missed.' Bill Bentley Studio City Sun Produced by Chris Bruce Guitars Chris Bruce Bass: David Piltch Drums: Jay Bellerose Keys/Piano: Patrick Warren.
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