Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shauna Burns – Bloom

“When Stella decided that she would stay, we both decided that it was time to fly.” Ethereal. Not a common word in my vocabulary, but that’s where the music takes me. Delicate, floating on another world. The language was one I was unfamiliar with till I pulled out a lyric sheet. English. Shauna focuses on the vowels, and the story becomes unimportant compared to the melody. The keyboards float toriamos-like high above the percussive beat that grounds my feet. The bird-like flavors add to the quality of the scene. Subsequent hearings start to bring out the language and allow me to hear the story with more clarity as I float higher and higher. “When thunder hits, it’s our cue to run as fast as you can.” Shauna Burns