Thursday, October 8, 2009

Homespun: Syna So Pro, make two people happy

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Syna So Pro's make two people happy (i.e. the solo project of Stella Mora bassist/vocalist Syrhea Conaway). He had this to say:

...she takes on a variety of instruments herself -- resulting in classical-inspired violin passages, skyscraping guitar chords and layered harmonies where Conaway is singing with herself. make two people happy is very much an album, meant to be experienced in sequence: These twelve songs are stitched together not with overt messages or recurring themes but with subtle, borderless dynamics, which give the disc a dreamlike quality.As befits someone coming from the swirling, amorphous world of shoegaze, the first few songs have so much gauzy, ambient set-dressing that it's hard to make out Conaway's words. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; the vocals melt into the rest of the instrumentation to create plangent sheets of sound.

Read the rest here. Syna So Pro's CD release party is this Saturday night at the Luminary Center for the Arts. Glass Waves and A Light Sleeper are also performing. Tickets are $10.

MP3: Syna So Pro, "Walk Away"

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