Graham Reid | | <1 min read
(and she answered an Elsewhere Questionnaire some while back).
She was a recent long-list finalist in the Silver Scrolls – for last year’s Take My Hands at Night –and has developed into a mature solo artist with languidly weary songs (the seductive Come Put A Record On), hypnotic folk-pop (Salt Sand Sea, the country-flavoured Midnight is My Name) and some late-night listening (Take My Hands at Night).
A respected photographer (Phoenix Foundation's Friend Ship cover among others), she has an eye for impressionistic observation: “See them all come at the downtown mall Friday night, she's coming to a crawl, two-toned yellow. Orwell's pen, sinner and the thief, at it again” on My Daughter My Sister My Son.
Elsewhere always feel that artists who release a self-titled album a little into their career (like Mermaidens recently, the Beatles way back) are announcing a new step. This album certainly feels like that.
On Nadia Reid’s Slow Time label, recorded with Bic Runga, Kody Nielson and collaborator/partner Gram Antler (Jason Johnson, of Ed and Sparrow now in Pashtag), Ebony Lamb's debut under her own name offers crafted, adult reflection and musical sophistication.
You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here