Lounge 'O' Sound
Review by Adadeh Dastyari - Sydney Street Press The debut album from Clouds member Jodi Phillis is sure to evoke curiosity and raise expectation within the ranks of the bands considerable following. Featured performances from many celebrated musicians including Greg Hitchcock (You Am I), Suzie Higgie (Falling Joys), Andrew Byrnes (Taj Orange) and Tim Oxley (The Verys) to name a few, do nothing to ease the high expectations placed upon this album.
Phillis' angelic voice, however, can do no wrong and the listener should be far from disappointed . Sometimes art pop, sometimes country but predominately folk, Lounge O Sound is a collection of sublime, evocative songs. Tracks such as AWOL and A Prayer with their sweet folk style and infectious melodies are evidence of Phillis' sheer talent. Phillis' voice croons over cellos, keyboards, percussion and smooth guitars to create a world of pure emotion.
This album combines instrumental minimalism with Jodi Phillis' seductive voice. It submerges the listener in its beauty and should be enough to move even the most reluctant listener.