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BRIANA COWLISHAW – PAPER MACHE CITY

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)

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