US - Nevada - Full Moon 137 - 11/24/07
Pay To Be Loved
Ashia Grzesik makes a persuasive debut with this record. The singer/cellist has a flexible voice and plays her instrument beautifully. "Divine Killer" sees her bluesy delivery evoking a P.J Harvey feel while the music heads elsewhere.
"Fossil" heads into vaguely Rasputina-esque territory but she ahs her own voice. She makes a fabulous version of Jaques Brel's "Ne me quitte pas". Ashia, armed with just her cello and voice gets to the songs heart. Her music defies easy categorization and is all the better for it. She has a bright future ahead of her.
Copyright © 2007 Anna Maria Stjärnell