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Kristilyn Robertson


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, The Bee Tree (2007)

See also:

Kristilyn Robertson's Reverb Nation page

Comparisons:

Sarah Slean, Tori Amos

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Robertson is a talented singer and pianist. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

The Bee Tree

Recordings:


the uncut version

Release info:

2003—self-released—KRCD-2003

Availability:

See Kristilyn Robertson's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Kristilyn Robertson—piano, vocals, glockenspiel, sampled strings, accordion, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Michelle Meservia—trumpet, backing vocals
Michelle Loov—flute
Dr. Blyth Nuttall—viola
Tim Senger—bass, drum programming, crazy synth
Mira de Guzman—violins
Mike Liang—acoustic guitar
Natanielle Felicitas—cello
Adrienne Swelander—background vocals
Ben Tupling—trombone
Simon Fallon—electric guitars
Heidi Gerdung—backing vocals
Ryan Orydzuk—acoustic guitar

Produced by:

Kristilyn Robertson

Comments:

This record is lovely and assured. Kristilyn Robertson sings in a sweet voice and evokes Sarah Slean to me. Shades of Tori Amos can be found in her music too.
     "That Way" is a great little song with fluid strings and a delicate piano line.
     "Under Venus" is a special, beautiful song as well. "The Other Year" shows a real talent for drama and feels remarkably well done.
     It feels like Robertson is still learning her craft, but she's already something special. With more confidence and time her talent will only grow stronger. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Six Songs ep (2007)

Release info:

2007—self-released

Availability:

See Kristilyn Robertson's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Kristilyn Robertson—piano, vocals

Produced by:

Kristilyn Robertson

Comments:

Kristilyn Robertson follows her excellent debut with a solid follow-up. Her confidence has grown and she plays piano better than ever. "One Two Three" puts emphasis on her lovely voice and is quite moving. "Enter Reality" is nicely paced and has a smart lyric. Robertson has a full-length debut coming soon and that should be a treat. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

The Bee Tree

Release info:

2007—self-released

Availability:

See Kristilyn Robertson's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Kristilyn Robertson—piano, vocals

Produced by:

Kristilyn Robertson

Comments:

Kristilyn Robertson releases her full-length album and has grown as an artist since her first record. Her sound is more confident and her songwriting more mature. A tree full of bees outside Robertson's home has inspired the songs. "Little Earth" has a Tori Amos-style quirkiness to it and excellent piano playing. "Hearts" is sweet and has a lovely melody. "The end of the world" uses an apocalyptic scenario to get its point across and succeeds. She doesn't overdo the drama, which is good. This is an exceptional debut and it makes Robertson a name to remember. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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