Israel - Full Moon 143 - 05/20/08
From A Window To A Wall
Israel's Noa Babayof makes her debut with an album rife with quite
enactment and rich sounds. She sings in a hushed manner to spectral strains
of folk and recalls Vashti Bunyan and other singers of that ilk.
"Indian Queen" has a timeless, haunting beauty that is truly special.
Babayof sings to a sparse backdrop and brings the magic. "Loving You" sees
Babayof reaching new heights, her voice weaving its spell to a lovely string
arrangement. Her delivery is lazy, almost too slow to make out words, but
rich all the same. "At Your Death" is a reflective song with some of Vashti
Bunyan's delicacy and slightly eerie delivery put to good use. "This Year's
Parade" is dreamy and quite hypnotic, as are all the other songs. This one
carries the melody well.
Noa Babayof's debut is without doubt a fabulous record.
Copyright © 2008 Anna Maria Stjärnell