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Ellen Demos: Osmosis

Read "Osmosis" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Immediately, American expatriate Ellen Demos makes me recall two vocalists from this past year. The first is Lisa Sokolov , with her unique vocal style. Demos possesses the same vocal uniqueness without the burden of the iconoclastic that Sokolov bears. Second is Johanna Grüssner , who, like Demos, used mostly guitar accompaniment and weaved a large swath of bossa nova through her recording. Far from a synthesis of the two, Ellen Demos projects a completely realized style and content when ...