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The Girls who fell to earth.
Monday, 20.02.2012, 20:20
oh what a night...
Christy & Emily (USA)
But there's something unsettling beneath the Wurlitzer organ wub-wub and Christy's reverb-drenched guitar. Doomy minor chords jut out and harmonies diverge as the two ladies sing of evil thoughts and bad dreams. Before long, their overt innocence feels like a crafty, almost creepy shadow play. – Jessica Hopper
Invited by the Nightingales as special guests, who themselves were special guests in the circle around the infamous Superpunk Robert Lloyd, Christy & Emily from Brooklyn, NY wound up touring Europe. Conquering was more like it; performing songs of emotional depths with the breakthrough power of an iridescant, hurling meteor. Wowing a fickle alternative audience with their powerful, intensely piercing live presentations and birthing the first hurricane with a double female name.
Recorded at Faust Studio, which is run by the ex-Kraut rocker and organiser of the Klangbad Festival Scheer, Joachim Imler, they released their fascinating work «No Rest», which created a furor and musically wobbled Europe. An amazing album, it combines hipster Brooklyn with Coco Rosie and the Velvet Underground. Every song is it's own story, every song is another gem. Angelic voices: seductively captivating, embracingly warm, slyly engaging. And yes, it's a seemingly easy consumable musical soul food, performed and served up for you. Seemingly. Because, well, just scratch the surface a bit and listen...
Christy Edwards began with the Metallica songbook and studied at the Rhode Island  School of Design, where she was part of a thriving punk scene while including the visual arts in her creative repertory.
Emily Manzo studied piano at the New England Conservatory, at Oberlin College and Columbia University, where she impressed with interpretations of the music of John Cage and a recording of an album of works by Anton Webern (2009). Time Out New York highlighted her role as a force on the scene of new music and noted her creative presence in the Brooklyn underground. The Centre Pompidou recently premiered Paul Rowley's film «The Rooms», for which she wrote the score.
Their musical influences? «Everything» they say, modestly. Eric Satie, Brian Eno, John Fahey, Louvin Brothers, Sofia Gubaidulina, Velvet Underground, The Mamas & the Papas, Carter Family, George Gershwin, Antenna, Kraftwerk, Os Mutantes, Jorge Ben, Johnathan Richman, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Outkast, M.I.A., compilations of 60's Afro and Asian pop. Really, it's all reflected in their brilliant and expressive sound, performed in the spirit of experimental folk, punk and electronica: «We're pretty raw and never exactly the same. We hope you like that.» That's how they sum it up and we  can safely bet, you'll like it like that. Wub-wub sounds coming from the Wurlitzer organ, electronic tidbits,reverb guitar and every other instrument imaginable, will beguile and draw you in. They're all instrumental parts of the sound of our pair from Brooklyn, and to round things up, with them will be Peter Kerlin on bass and Kristin Muller on drums. They can and will guide you out of musical darkness, like a lighttower guides the ship, lost in the night.
Sitting on a rock in the gurgling waters of the Mississihl all alone, Handsome Hank, the horny Heron will be navigating a beady eye towards you, Christy. And you too, Emily.
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