Lisa Gemano | Reviewin the maybe world, offers a heady dose of dysfunctional brilliance Aug./Sept. '06
In the Maybe World
As the Cat Power-gushing continues unabated, I'd like to raise the flag for Lisa Germano a close-to-the-edge chick, whose latest, in the maybe world, offers a heady dose of dysfunctional brilliance. Atmosphere takes center stage on all Germano releases. This one features her signature hazy, antique-music-box, homemade quality, seasoned with sparkling keyboards and chiming guitars. Not only is Miss G. a gifted multi-instrumentalist, but she's also a very personal songwriter. With her breathy half-sung, half-spoken voice, she sings of emotional havoc and unattainable love. Thanks heavens Michael Gira (of Swans) had the good sense to sign her. Not too many labels would risk signing such a potent songstress.