Mimi Goese & Ben Neill


Review on Direct Current site

Direct Current has posted a review of Songs for Persephone

Mimi Goese and Ben Neill – Five years in the making, this ambitious work of grand art/pop is a compelling and dramatic synthesis of Neill’s sweeping electronica and swelling symphonic layers utilizing touchstones of 19th century romantic classics mixed with Goese’s captivating vocals and lyrics: think Cocteau Twins meet Bat for Lashes…the project was originally commissioned for the NY indie stage and presented to rave reviews last year… // Release: Songs for Persephone (August 30) // Sounds like: what could have been a cerebral exercise in arty excess is instead a work of vividly emotional power and goose-bump inducing beauty…(hint: check out “Roma” below at around the 45 second mark)… // Quote: “At its bewitching best the production evokes a French neoclassical painting that has magically bloomed into three dimensions… shimmery electro-pop songs sung by Ms. Goese in a throaty voice that recalls Kate Bush and a number of other alt-radio goddesses.” NY Times //What we like: Lead track “Roma” glows and glimmers with layers of brass, strings, synths and Goese’s celestial singing on a melody that gently takes the top of your head off while you look up happily to see your cerebellum drift away..

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