Erja Lyytinen - Another World
Erja's latest album arrived in the post at the week-end. She's moving into more rockier territory at thee start of the album, but gradually bringing it down to a heart-wrenching Bluesy acoustic ballad, Break My Heart Gently driven along by guest Sonny Landreth (who also powers Wedding Day like a locomotive. Opener, Snake In The Grass has some great guitar cross-play with Jennifer Batten (formerly with Michael Jackson).
The (fantastic) album artwork, very reminiscent of the current Marvel Universe trend hints strongly at a "proggy" mood and to be fair, there are hints of Sci-Fi and eco subject matter (and the title track, Another World is a building "Space Oddity"), but this is an album more for looking ahead and to new horizons. It's certainly brought some new fire out of Erja.
All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........