Munday - Eponymous
Astrid Munday recently sent us a copy of her self-titled album.
We are glad she did. What we found when we listened to it
was perhaps one of the best works by any female artist in
recent years. It is definitely well above what we expected.
sound is a mix of acoustic guitars, electronic sound effects,
synthesizers, and all the other amenities found within your
basic rock band. The difference is found in the way it is
all put together. It is beautiful. Now, this beauty may be
due in part to the instrumentation, but Munday's vocals are
the shining star of this work. She offers up a sweet voice,
a vibrant mesmerizing dish sure to satisfy anyone's ears.
The backing and doubling of the vocals makes her sound haunting
at times, yet uplifting at others.
album starts off with an upbeat piece called "Speed of
Light" that gets the ball rolling. Once the album starts,
it doesn't stop, it just slows down in parts to offer some
retrospect. At other points it speeds back up to bring the
listener back to present day. When she wants to, she can even
get you to look to the future. The album is a mix of emotions.
Perhaps the most fitting track to sum up the album is "Then
album is great. I am happy to have a copy of it. I highly
recommend it to anyone who is interested in quality music.
She definitely deserves a deal with a major label. I would
love to see her succeed - she deserves it.