Lisa/Liza - New Music "Introducing"

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I've been looking for something new to enrich those plaintive, late-night melancholic moments for a little while now and I think I've fount it in the shape of Lisa/Liza, a 23 year old singer / songwriter from Portland, Maine whose home-recorded lo-fi mini-album Ancient Edge is a wholly emotive and absorbing journey, full of tender, beautiful moments that pierce your heart and soul.

Opener "Black Out's" shadowy, dark tone is set off by sombre drum beats and echoey guitar, cavernous and fractured it's stronger and more defiant than the rest of the album which follows with "Grief Wave", where Liza's stark finger plucked melodies and poignant lyrics bare all to the listener, such soft, introspective emotion that sends shivers down your spine.

The rest of Ancient Edge is similarly minimal and sparse, the gorgeous "There in the Water" and "Song to Another Self" are perhaps easiest on the ear letting in slightly more light with Liza's lovely, soft voice blossoming around her simple compositions.

Beautiful and heart-wrenching, fans of minimal acoustic folk should find much to treasure here, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and immerse yourself in Lisa/Liza below, available to download on a pay-what-you-like basis from bandcamp now..