NORINE BRAUN – Conventus The Eye of the Heart
aaamusic | On 29, Mar 2014
With blues / rock influences, such as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin, this album is also inspired by the 20+ year marriage with her partner and, in some tracks, she brings to life this love that made her fight against death.
She has a distinctive voice, probably grown from roots, inspired by what she listened to, but the lyrics are sweet and melodic. A real treasure for those who follow and enjoy this genre.
Each track, one by one, tells a mini-story about moments of her life and, with care, she reflects on various subjects, including some very recent ones in our society and situations that happen in everyday life, as the ‘99%’ tell us. Somehow, even situations related to what happens every day, these letters make it inspiring, timeless and also, in a certain way, refreshing .
Perhaps contradictory to the fact that these tracks, including instrumental and lyrics, are inspiring and refreshing, they also could be a revival of some ancient roots that we used to listen to a few decades ago. It may be the beginning of a “New Age”, but we can also call back on the “Old Age” in a much more polite way and Norine definitely manages to captivate that audience, with many others to come.
Must hear: ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’, ‘Today’, ’99 %’ + ‘The Perfect Love Affair’.