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Review by NowOnTour.com
Hearing Amy Obenski's voice is like hearing a familiar voice say "Don't worry, it's OK." It's an oddly calming factor that transcends the music that it carries. Recalling such contemporaries as Joni Mitchell, Maria Muldaur, Suzanne Vega and at times Indigo Girls, Obenski has crafted a record that is as enjoyable as it is a healing session for the harried mind.
This is her second record and it's self-produced and self-released to boot. The first cut, "Carousel" is my favorite of the set. With a lazy, sun-drunk piano riff, the hypnotizing aura casts its net on you, drawing you into its web. The song is a vortex you can get lost in with Obenski's voice gently pulling you in.
"Horizon" and "Take What You're Given" are almost pure Joni Mitchell, with her voice fitting around the notes like a glove.
The California native first appeared to the general public in 2003 with her first record, What We Tell. Interestingly enough, she came to the public's attention by her music appearing on the MTV show Made. This occurred after an exec heard her music on someone's iPod and from that they offered her a deal.
"Lady of Tomorrow" is another excellent cut, similar to "Carousel" but a slight touch jazzier. "Bomb the World" is like an early Indigo Girls song. All of the rest of the cuts are solid songs that drip with sincerity, Obenski's voice front and center for the set. This record is perfect for coming home from the office after a harried day of people yapping in your ear. Crafted with care, it goes from beginning to end without a letdown.