By Jason Grishkoff | August 9th, 2009
Another “Broken Social Scene” spin-off! It’s really no surprise that the largest band in history continues to give fledgling Canadian artists an opportunity to boost their solo careers. Like her comrades Leslie Feist, Emily Haines and Amy Millan, “Reverie Sound Revue’s”vocalist Lisa Lobsinger has toured with “Broken Social Scene” for a number of years, taking time to release an EP in 2003, and finally this full-length in 2009.
“Compared to the other BSS songstresses, her voice has a subdued, ethereal quality to it, particularly on album opener ‘An Anniversary Away’. A soft jazzy feeling permeates the album, making it a great, easy listen” – Ca Va Cool
Apart from her voice, what catches me on this album is the wholeness of the guitars. There’s a certain warmth enshrouding this album throughout that lends a certain amount of peacefulness. Considering, on top of that, the clean build up of the drum work, I have to give this group a semi-resounding thumbs up. I would have removed the “semi-” if it weren’t for a certain degree of predictability throughout the album. But hey, she’s still got BSS to fall back on!