Composer: Maria Taylor
Conductor: Maria Taylor
Label: Nettwerk
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Rated: NONE
Genre: Recording

The former Azure Ray singer’s third solo LP shows her moving into primetime with a collection of emotionally and sonically arresting tracks. Taylor combines inventive beats with ringing guitars, lush orchestral arrangements, and strong vocals to create some compelling sounds. Much of the album is inspired by a breakup, but Taylor does a stellar job of balancing melancholy vibes with uplifting rhythms. If you’ve been through a breakup recently, this album will resonate.

Lead single “Time Lapse Lifeline” laments how quickly a relationship can falter, but does so with grandiose melodies that create a cathartic sound that runs through the album. “100,000 Times” advocates for being able to change one’s mind, and sounds as if it came from a dreamscape. “Green Butterflies” encourages listeners to “keep on going” through personal turmoil with its driving beat and liberating vibe. REM’s Michael Stipe guests on closer “Cartoons and Forever Plans,” an uplifting tune that sparkles. Taylor is one to watch in 2009.

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