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Irina Rivkin


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic experimental pop

Status:

Most recent release, upwelling (2004)

See also:

Irina Rivkin's site

Irina Rivkin's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Meryn Cadell. Pamela Zero

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Intriguing and genuinely experimental but not difficult music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Vocals of all kinds, dynamic, balladic, percussive. Some a cappella, some with simple backing as the vocals are at the forefront. Sometimes reminiscent of Pamela Zero. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

upwelling

Recordings:

upwelling (2004)

upwelling

and Making Waves

Release info:

2004—Rose Street Music—RSR-1001-2

Availability:

See Rose Street Music site for availability

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Irina Rivkin—vocals, vocal percussion

Guest artists:

Kym Tuvim—vocals
Rebecca Crump—vocals
Emily Shore—guitar
Woody Simmons—bass
Maria Quiles—vocals, shaker percussion, bongo drums
Rachel Efron—piano
Storm Flores—vocals

Produced by:

Irina Rivkin

Comments:

Irina Rivkin's music is a nice mix of a cappella tunes and full-band compositions. She's got a warm, passionate voice that suits both kinds of songs. She mixes personal songs (like "Ya eyo lublu, I love her") with political ones like "See Through Bush"(George, not Kate obviously). "Hold the Moment" poignantly speaks of not being able to still time. Ironically songs are one of our means of holding the moment, like musical snapshots of feelings and events. upwelling is full of moments, captured for us by a gifted singer and writer. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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