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Susan Clynes – Life Is… (2014)

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Waking up the blogging activities again – by a wonderful review of Rafaella Berry for Prog Sphere … Enjoy?

Love

– Susan

Fire of Unknown Origin

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TRACKLISTING:
1. Life Is (4:21)
2. A Good Man (3:49)
3. Childhood Dreams (6:31)
4. Les Larmes (9:36)
5. Tuesday Rain (5:08)
6. Ileana’s Song (3:37)
7. When You’re Dead (7:15)
8. Pigeon’s Intrusion (6:00)
9. Le Voyage (3:22)
10. Linear Blindness (4:12)
11. Butterflies (6:38)

LINEUP:
Susan Clynes – piano, vocals
Simon Lenski – cello (3, 4, 7, 8, 11)
Pierre Mottet – bass (2, 6)
Nico Chkifi – drums (2, 6)

Belgian singer/pianist/composer Susan Clynes first came to the attention of the progressive rock audience for her stunning vocal performance on the song “Glass Cubes” (written by her husband, keyboardist Antoine Guenet, also a member of Univers Zéro and Sh.t.gn) on The Wrong Object’s critically acclaimed 2013 album After the Exhibition. With a solid academic background supporting her obvious passion for music, it was just a matter of time before Clynes’s talent – first showcased…

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Susan Clynes – Life is… (2014)

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Susan Clynes – Life is… (2014)

Thank you Alfonso for this lovely review ! I will have some Italian friends translate it to English to understand it even better , but even with Google Translate it makes me very happy! All the best to you, Susan

La Luna di Alfonso

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Parafrasando un’efficace frase del dialogo finale del bel film di Valerio Zurlini “La prima notte di quiete”, defineremmo Susan Clyne come una donna dai buoni ascolti. Il disco d’esordio internazionale della vocalist e pianista belga, registrato dal vivo in tre differenti occasioni con organico variabile dal solo al trio, mette in mostra un repertorio ricco di influenze disparate, assemblate in un percorso sonoro già abbastanza personale.

Si parte strizzando l’occhio al pop americano di qualità, con la title-track e la successiva A Good Man che richiama alla mente Tori Amos, ma subito dopo questo piacevole incipit si cambia passo con le evidenti tracce di minimalismo “a la Reich” che introducono e permeano lo sviluppo dell’intensa Childhood Dreams, ben sostenuta dal cello di Simon Lenski, dove Susan mette in luce le sue peculiari caratteristiche: vocalità potente ed istintiva, a tratti “maleducata” e declamante nello stile di Annette…

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