Denmark - Full Moon 79 - 03/18/03
Double up, Please!
Thulla's music is in a spirited jazz style with flexible vocals and loose rhythms. She mixes
her own songs with well-chosen covers. Brecht/Weill's "Alabama Song" gets a cool reading. It's
playful and light and Thulla gives it a Björk-ish feel with her singing.
"Scents of Flowers Died Away" is a sad and pretty song with a lilting lead vocal that echoes
swedish singer Lisa Ekdahl in her jazz mode. The backing musicians follow Thullaâ?Ts lead with a
fluid grace. "Love is a Looser's Game" is beautiful and uses an elegant trumpet part to great
effect. "Blue Shadows" uses a minimal backdrop for Thulla to emote against. It's a hypnotic and
eerie song. The bluesy "Traces" is a welcome change of style and it suits the band and the singer
Double Up, Please! is a dynamic and invigorating album.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell