The Still Life - Alessi's Ark
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Alessi Laurent-Marke was produced by Andy LeMaster.
  • Record Label: Bella Union
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, British Folk
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    80
    An engagingly simple and yet sophisticated third album, full of elegant melodies, shuffling percussion and bewitching Marling-esque vocals. [May 2013, p.67]
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    80
    Here on The Still Life she has begun to solidify and challenge her undoubted songwriting ability.
  3. 70
    Ark’s sonic palette has broadened to encompass both ethnic instruments and contemporary sound effects.
  4. Apr 17, 2013
    70
    It’s definitely a progression from her last album into a more profound and polished sound.
  5. 65
    While there is nothing astounding or extraordinary about The Still Life, what it does is indicate that Alessi Laurent-Marke is a songwriter and musician who already shows a real promise of creating something very special later on in her career.
  6. Apr 17, 2013
    60
    One to bask in. [May 2013, p.94]
  7. Apr 17, 2013
    40
    Laurent-Marke's facility for pleasant minor-key ruminations remain her strong suit, but the "stillness" of which she speaks all too often sounds like a stifling lack of urgency. [May 2013, p.85]

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