Sasha Siem - Most Of The Boys
"Most Of The Boys is so singular in its vision and its approach that there really is nothing else like it" - Robert Whitfield, The 405With Sasha set to release a new album in October, it only felt right to revisit her debut, Most of the Boys, and let you know just how good it is.
If you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing her music, drawing comparisons with Sasha's unique sound proves a challenge. Her vocal technique and fascinating word-play sit atop a leading cello which is both bowed and played pizzicato.
“Written during a spell in Berlin and later produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist) at Reykjavik’s legendary Greenhouse Studios, Siem’s debut LP Most Of The Boys is a song cycle. Its twelve songs are as linked by their themes as by the sonic world they inhabit - born of an unlikely collusion of influences that Siem has woven together: her years spent composing and performing award-winning contemporary classical music; her fascination with like-minded lovers of innovative songwriting and unusual arrangements and her youthful love of the canon of great songwriters that emerged in the 1960s.” - www.sashasiem.com
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, she has no future tour dates scheduled, but we’re making an educated guess that she’ll be on the road shortly after the release of her new album on October 28th.
We love this record and can’t wait for the next.
1. Most of the Boys
2. Kind Man's Kiss
4. So Polite
5. Knots and Do-nots
8. Tug of War
9. So Go
10. See Through
11. My Friend