Nina Astrom - Landscape Of My Soul

Published Tuesday 12th June 2007
Nina Astrom - Landscape Of My Soul
Nina Astrom - Landscape Of My Soul

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23624-12575
LABEL: Independent CDN306

Reviewed by Anthony Longville

This is the fifth release from a critically acclaimed Finnish singer/pianist who formerly was a Eurovision contestant (I bet she is tired of people saying that). As well as lead vocals Nina plays elegant keyboards while for the first time Nina is also the chief lyricist, putting her English qualifications to use. Nina describes her own music as pop/folk. There's a hint of gentle jazz too. The delivery from the vocals to the instrumentation is mellow indeed. The voice I feel is rarely really stretched. It's friendly and warm. Nina says that she writes her lyrics from a Christian perspective, but they are by no means preachy. At times I have to admit to finding it a little difficult to really grasp where the lyrics are intended to lead me. "Freedom Within Prison Walls" moves partly in to more rocky territory. Nicely played, nicely sung and for those who remember that excellent 'A Matter Of Time' released in the UK back in 1993, this is an import worth searching out.

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Posted by peter in rotterdam the netherlands @ 09:40 on Jun 5 2009

I WOUL'd LIKE THE TEKST OF YOU C D The landscapes of my soul
I've lost mine

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