This line epitomises Sydney-sider Briana Cowlishaw’s Paper Mache City: “I’d rather find the fruits of life on my own than add someone else’s fruits to my bowl.”
The album holds a collection of jazz-inspired creations with lyrical content as quirky as Doc Martens on a duck. Cowlishaw’s 11 tracks leave no doubt in her vocal ability. With a voice often soft yet oddly sharp, it reminds the listener at times of a host from the childhood TV staple Playschool.
Backed by intriguing arrangements of a blatant bass line, subtle twinkles of the piano and a smooth guitar riff or two, this album is relaxing, enthralling and the ultimate easy listening guide. (CD)