November 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Night Wings – night wings

Night Wings – night wings

Night Wings
night wings
Street: 09.14
Night Wings = Owen Pallett + Emily Wells

Although this short release clocks out after around 20 minutes, soloist Alyssa Pyper has it packed with a potency that makes multiple listens a pleasure with an approaching release as something to look forward to. Starting with “Crooked Path,” looped samples and a majestic voice lured me in immediately and continued to hook throughout the EP. While it’s likely that Pyper has been classically trained, the songs flow effortlessly through melodies that leave a chilling effect with their simple beauty, avoiding the rigidness of similar orchestral works. Through only three songs, Pyper has earned a spot on my radar as a local artist to look out for. –Brinley Froelich