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Type of music generally:
Ethereal alternative pop ectronica
Most recent release, Passive Aggressive II (2012)
Nicola Hitchcock's site
Like Mandalay, more ethereal and more trip hop than Dido, softer and more ethereal than lamb, dreamier than frou frou
Own and co-written
Nicola Hitchcock has a fragile, quavery voice, which makes her sound vulnerable, but surrounded by energetic beats it becomes a magic all its own. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Passive Aggressive is the only one we've fully heard, but not only is it easier to find, from what I've heard, it sounds the better album.
A Bowl of Chalk
Hard to find
Recommended for pop fans
She had an album out in '93 called "A Bowl of Chalk" which got great reviews—I never got it, but I got a cd single of hers with some great backing b-sides stuff, including a cover of "Is That Love?" with Chris Difford on backing vocals. I'm always keeping my eye out for the album, 'cos the four songs I do have on the single are all winners, and have all, at one point or another, found their way onto mixes that I've made. There is no higher compliment! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommendedfor fans of soft electronic pop
Lenny Ibizarre—instrumentation, programming (1)
Lenny Ibizarre (1, 6, 8), Chris Brann (2, 4), Hector Zazou (9, 11), Michael J. Ade (10)
She's back with her second solo CD. Really different to the first one from 1993, this is more Mandalay style. She can do this awesome...hmm...miss a word in English....well yeah, how she uses her voice!! I love this cd!! ;-))) fish
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