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STEPHANIESID

Starfruit

2011-11-25

Stephanie Morgan is the creative force of “Stephanie’s Id” as lyricist, vocalist, guitarist and wife to Chuck Lichtenberg (keyboard). Starfruit is the band’s fourth release. Her voice is reminiscent of Bjork, but don’t let that stop you. Recommended tracks in order of preference: 3, 5, 6, 1. #1 Complex R&B “Closer” brings plenty of horns and percussion. #3 “Cadiz” salsa beat that builds to a nice crescendo. #5 “Cinematic” - hip hop tune with addictive drums. There’s a few quick measures of deep, deep base mid-song but it disappears, unfortunately! #6 “Doggy Song” – give it time; it’s a gem. Your dog knows no bounds when he’s sleeping! #7 You’ll remember “Life in a Northern Town” as this likeable “The Dream Academy” cover. #9 “Schlamiel” is Stephanie’s campy take on Laverne & Shirley theme song. #10 “I Like it Too” features soft harmony and vocal beatbox. It’s more acoustic and less slick than track 4 by the same name. Stephanie declares, “it is customary to eat fruit in the shape of stars.” Did I mention she has a master’s in mental health? Starfruit is quirky and diverse. – Pam VandeKerkhoff FCC alert: track #8

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