Wow! First impressions and every listen thereafter. This is magical
stuff indeed. The Moon Whispers is the alter ego of Wellington
resident Elisa Di Napoli, and on occasion a duo or 4 piece band.
Elisa's voice is stunning and beautifully layered, and her song
writing and musical ideas are very appealing. Whilst you might be
tempted to slot her into the ethereal, folky, ambient, gothic zone, on
this release Elisa demonstrates broader talents with some great
collaborations with varied composers including Wellington's Amy
Davidson, Francis Heery (Ireland) and The Upbeats (a brilliant
Kosheen-style drum and bass track), as well as her own band. The
production is excellent, particularly the bass and vocal treatments
(shades of Dead Can Dance come to the fore). Ambient, trance and dance
lovers will be entranced. Imagine a phatted-up Loreena McKennit
crossed with Jordan Reyne and you're starting the picture.
"Atmospheric" doesn't even begin to describe the myriad of ambiences
and emotions contained in this beautiful album. Not just entrancing,
it's also made for dancing. Title track is house-style and title says
it all. Mastered at Matrix Studios in Wellington and sounding great.
Ania Glowacz , Review from NZ Musician Dec 2007