US - California - Full Moon 83 - 07/13/03
Here She Comes
Blood of the Young
Rykarda Parasol is both a band and a singer. Their EP is pretty special. Parasol's hard-edged
yet seductive voice is amazing. Echoes of PJ Harvey can be found in it and in the music. The cool
"Lonesome Place" is splendidly malevolent. Parasol's vocal struts like a cat over a bluesy guitar.
Here Comes Misery I" is a serene song.
Rykarda Parasol's singing is drenched in the misery she so lovingly sings of. It's never
self-indulgent though, only beautiful. The band plays perfectly on the Bad Seeds-like "Lullaby
for Blacktail". Parasol is very bit the mysterious noir chanteuse here. The cover of Gun Club's
"She's like Heroin" is lovely. Parasol sings of longing and obsession like it was her song in the
The EP promises great things from this band. Their album could be a classic when it's done.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell