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lisa germano / magic neighbor review

dream magazine / george parsons

Confessional love songs that sound like lost outtakes from melancholic soundtrack to 1930s musical

Dream Magazine / by George Parsons

 

Lisa Germano Magic Neighbor (Young God)

I love how Lisa has such a sweetly inviting voice that she draws you into some slightly nightmarish places without you noticing at first. The world seems to be quietly coming apart at the seams while outwardly looking much the same, but emotions and gravity seem to shift with the changing light. Confessional love songs that sound like lost outtakes from melancholic soundtrack to 1930s musical, a sadder Wizard of Oz with nothing over the rainbow except wishful thinking and dreams that evaporate in the light of day like phantoms. Codependent damned and blessed circles of blame and affection locked in an orbit of love and need. Finding a way to survive by dreaming up a better world, but finding it difficult to maintain. Musically this is sometimes like a lost chamber music group playing deep in a wintery forest to keep warm, piano, strings, and more, but there is a core of bliss here too, the sweetness of it all despite a world of woes.  

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