Local Reviews: Misty Murphy

Local Music Reviews

Misty Murphy
Lazuli Records
Street: 02.27.08
Misty Murphy = Darling Violetta + Tre Lux + Lunar Click
Being a huge Darling Violetta fan, I fell for this album from the second I started listening. Very much a black pop album, you get hints of sitar and heavy-handed piano accompaniment that fully play up the otherworldly sound of Murphy’s voice. The album over all has a hint of the exotic or the orient to it, but it unfolds unnaturally and never seems staged. And while there is a style that seems very familiar, it’s far from being imitated. Murphy’s album is all her and packs some seriously great stuff you’ll want to sit in the dark and listen to over and over again.