Caecile Trier is a composer, vocalist and cellist, active in the wonderful region between classical music and minimal electronics. It's a world where people like Nils Frahm, Sebastian Plano and Olafur Arnalds also like to dwell, but in a different way. On this album, the piano is not the main aspect, the song is. The piano is present, along with a number of different instruments and electronics, but they all seem to serve on goal: making decent songs.
And decent these songs are (I know, that sounded like Yoda a bit). These are quite dark pieces of music, often containing deep droning basses and minimal but effective electronic percussion and trippy beats. They support the distinct voice of Caecile, which somehow reminds me of something between Tracy Chapman and Sade. This voice gives the whole something warm, folk-related perhaps.
This album certainly is something unique and there are some brilliant songs here, including 'The Way The Mouth Is A Mouth' and closer 'Escored/The Road'. The latter has something jazzy, which by the way is mildly present throughout the entire album. So yes, I will recommend this to jazz fans, and to fans of classical influenced pop ballads. Try it out, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I know I was...