Lyambiko – Love Letters (2017)

Lyambiko - Love Letters (2017)
Artist: Lyambiko
Album: Love Letters
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: Germany
Released: 2017
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Star Eyes 04:07
Things Are Looking Up Again 04:44
Some Day My Price Will Come 03:51
Home 04:45
Love In Letters 02:54
There Is No Greater Love 05:27
Till There Was You 03:02
Summer Morning 03:51
Close Your Eyes 04:47
Answer Me 03:47
Under A Blanket Of Blue 05:01
When You’re Not There 03:52
Stardust 05:17

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Love Letters – feeling transformed into sound

A box of love letters, rediscovered by accident, has inspired one of Germany’s most successful Jazz singers Lyambiko to write some new songs and to take a fresh look at jazz classics such as Close Your Eyes and Stardust.

Lyambiko rediscovered the love letters by accident in the attic of her husband’s parental home. Separated from 1933 to 1944 by distant jobs, and ultimately by the Second World War, it was often only by letter that his grandparents could maintain contact, reassure each other of their love and exchange information about their everyday lives.

The result is a mixture of original songs and such classics as Close Your Eyes, Stardust and Someday My Prince Will Come, songs which tell entirely new stories when heard in the context of the letters. With great empathy she weaves the old and the new songs into a coherent whole that describes this most old-fashioned yet up-to-date of emotions on two different temporal levels, but without excessive nostalgia.

Love Letters is a reminder of simple and timeless means of communication in an age of constant connection through Twitter and Facebook, a feeling transformed into sound, and a highly personal journey through time – with a return ticket.

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