A music blog from Ireland.
If life is like a fountain then music we love is the soda bubble clinging to the side of the glass. This beautiful recording is a peep into the bubble of Katie Kim, three songs set in sumptuous surroundings. You won’t feel a bit envious though. It’s a fine addition to Myles O’Reilly‘s splendid video archive.
Mountains by Katie Kim was amongst the free tracks on Epitonic’s Irish playlist last week. What a flag the woman flies! So musical and yet it’s all in her voice and the tender tones that make me wonder if her heart bashes away in there like a dicing mallet. But there’s no pennant or bearing, no desire to shove or push, just a consistently highly-developed standard of beautiful songs. The lack of posturing means Katie’s not for everyone but those who peruse her albums find some treasures from a silken-voiced maurauder who plunders the imagination with a murmur, a little cello, guitar, piano (Deaf Joe y’know, purveyor of finery himself) and suggestion.