Sarah Fimm is a pianist, singer, and composer from Woodstock, NY.
A Perfect Dream is Sarah's second Album released in 2002.
Sarah Fimm's "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a sensual feast of electronic leanings and hypnotic atmospheres that is brewed with alternative-leaning gothic melodies. Her phrasing strongly mimics Amos' on the big-band, scat-happy "Spit Trap Ghetto" and "Alien Boys", but her tone more closely matches Sarah McLachlan's ethereal breathiness at its finest, and Fimm's compositions (interspersed with spoken word, sax, trumpet, and hand percussion) innovate instead of imitate. Lyrically, they tackle themes like the loss of love and life on the dramatic "Virus," "Smoke," and "Shadows and Dust." Given that this is only her second album, Fimm is no doubt ripe with possibility. This is one of the most enchanting discoveries of the year.
-Be Like Water was featured in Mark hamill's 'Comic Book the Movie'
-Be Like water Featured on 'DEBS' soundtrack release
'This is a beautiful CD. Sarah Fimm’s piano playing is soothing and spooky at the same time. Her voice is lilting but strong, airy but gutsy. I don’t really know whom to liken her to, perhaps a spookier Tori Amos…maybe a little Terami Hirsch and Portishead thrown in. Part “girl and piano” and one part techno, but really quite original.
The ending up “Be Like Water”, moved into the beginning of “Wrong Side Up” and blew me away, I just wanted to keep replying that song, it is just that gorgeous, but I knew I needed to (and wanted to) listen to the rest of the CD. I did, and the rest of the CD does not disappoint.
“SETI” is an interesting track in that has voices discussing the possibility of life outside of ours on Earth layered over driving techno music.
This CD covers a lot of styles very well. It’s all atmospheric and ambient, but you’ll find dabs of jazz, blues, rock, cabaret, and pop too.
If you like this kind of music you’ll love this CD.
--Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
'Lyrically Sarah Fimm is the musical definition of ‘word-lick’ intensity. Writing into places where most songs would never go and Singing into places - Poetry! A songstress of voice-focus lyrical life, Fimm writes thirteen-track and sings - A PERFECT DREAM.
Beginning with the minimal movement of impressionism (percussion) Fimm opens with “Be Like Water”. Stark naked in quality (the arrangement), but vocally fully clothed. “Alien Boys” (the fifth-track) is the expressionism of good abstract piano, which plays (actually she plays) gently into a ballad of full-spectrum vocal photography. And from the song “Spit Trap Ghetto” (the eighth-track) Fimm lyrically swings in tongue licking and voice kicking chromatic purity - both rhythmically expressive and singing(ly) beautiful…
Musically reproductive and voice structurally sound, Fimm writes (sings) to the listener thirteen human-tracks leading to - A Perfect Dream.
Outstanding musicians of ascending note: Sarah Fimm-Lead Vocals, Keyboards; Dana Oaks-Trumpet; Jim Perry-Drums; Mac Ritehey-Guitar; Michele Lane-Sax; Peter Geraghty-Bass and Beth Cohen-Tanbur."
-Review by Digman
Sarah has been in the studio for two years, working up three releases, all due out this year 2009.
For more Information visit http://www.sarahfimm.com/