Monday, November 02, 2009
Plenty has been said, sung and done in the field of Singer-/Songwriter music which is probably the oldest genre in popular music at all - regarding the fact that mankind was sitting around campfires for ages. So there's no surprise that there ain't much of a musical innovation to be found on "Turning Marvel", the debut album of Sandra Zettpunkt a.k.a. Music For Your Heart , former member of bands like Fünf Freunde, Camping and Kajak which has been released via Sunday Service these days. But still, although there's not much new here, this one is a nice and intimate album with sparse instrumentation, bit by bit played by Sandra herself apart from a few bass figures by Volker Zander of Calexico-fame, all recorded by Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub and mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac. A wide network spun within years in which Sandra Z., apart from playing in bands, worked as radio DJ & presenter in her own Sunday Service-show which she shared with her brother which whom she is as well running the Sunday Service-imprint plus her own solo show "Golden Glades" broadcasted via Byte.FM. The result is a good, autumnal one that is hopefully to be recognized and well appreciated by a wider audience.