EP – Hors D’Ouvres – Adrienne Pierce

Posted by admin on September 13th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Adrienne PiercemySpace
  • Genre : Pop / Alternative
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : N/A
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 9 out of 10

I’ve heard the name Adrienne Pierce a few times before on various podcasts, but it wasn’t until I received this EP in the mail, that I actually got to sit down and listen to her wonderful voice. The first thing that struck me, when I heard the first track, was the similarities to Leigh Nash, formerly of Sixpence None the Richer. That similarity is even more apt, when you consider they are both on the same record label, Nettwerk.

I found it strange that a song that appears as the first track, is labeled demo version, as it is with “Fools Gold (Demo Version), which doesn’t sound like a demo song to me. Whilst showcasing Adrienne’s voice, there is a strangely emotional and almost childlike quality to the vocals. This is a quality that shines through, even in a track that is fairly laid back. Track 2, “Lost and Found”, increases the tempo a little, and has that jaunty, bouncing rhythm that brings on bouts of infectious toe tapping. The EP rounds off with “Perfect Day” again with that perfect pop formula of gorgeous vocals, catchy music and wonderful production.

As I often find with EP’s of this caliber, there is a dark cloud, which is not all too surprising. Yes, the thing that disappoints me most about an EP like this, is it’s oh too short. Yes I know it’s an EP, I know it’s not meant to be the length of an album. I know I’m unreasonable and greedy for more, but then you knew that already.

Conclusion : Yes it’s only 3 tracks, but it’s 3 tracks that deserves a place in every stereo and iPod. I shall be contacting Nettwerk post haste to find out when an album is available.

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