Lauren Elle – Manna
[tags: acoustic, folk, 2009, female vocalist, great album!]
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For all you lovers of acoustic folk: you can make yourself happy today by buying the new Lauren Elle album Manna. I never heard of her before and so I can’t tell you anything about her first album I Prefer The Element Of Surprise. But what I can tell you is that her current release is simply perfect and you don’t want to miss it, you really don’t.
Lauren Elle’s real name seems to be Lauren Treiber (according to her MySpace) and she just released her second output. Manna features 12 tracks and 52 minutes of pure and simple folk music. A voice and a guitar are all the ingredients you need to bake a good cookie they say – and yeah, I think they are right because Lauren does not need anything more. As always I’m fascinated to hear the intimacy that lies in the music and I get goose bumps listening to this beautiful and clear voice of her.
Well, there are some tracks that got a little bit more than just voice and lovely guitar playing. For example The Weekend Song that comes with decent percussions or Anatomy (and Don’t Change) featuring some nice (upright?) bass. But those tracks are as good as the others and in no way a negative addition. Also Mary M is an outstanding track with its surprisingly loud parts which will wake you up for sure if you snoozed away listening to such dreamy sounds.
So if you’re charmed by the music, get your copy of Manna via iTuens or buy your CDr copy at amazon.com. This album made my day and I think it will make yours as well – so let it happen. For further information visit her MySpace site (and – by the way – let’s start hyping Lauren and her music…yeah).