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Gin Wigmore - Album Review: Blood To Bone

13 Aug 2015 // A review by Andrew Smit

There is a lot of character in the 10 tracks in this new album, and while it’s unmistakably "Gin Wigmore", it has a fresh modern electronic sound that is delivered with a raw and earthy feel, achieved by its mix of techno sound, powered by a driving tribal rhythm. Like in the opening track New Rush with its deliberate distortion on the drum beats giving it a uniquely gritty and vibrant feel.

Gin’s distinct cabaret style singing voice is just stunning in every song, best displayed with her incredible performances in the dynamic ballads This Old Heart, and Black Parade where Gin delivers her awesome range and broad expressive vocals brilliantly. The bubbly Written in the Water and 24 will keep old fans happy while making new ones with their catchy tune and uplifting feel and themes.

Most songs have a similar structure where they start laid back and simple then steadily build to a powerful and up tempo chorus that bursts with sound and energy, the exception being the haunting ballad I Will Love You with its real piano and Gin serenading you with very a heartfelt and tender tune.

The consistent quality of the songs and the character they exude leave me in no doubt Blood To Bonewill see Mrs Wigmore’s star continue to rise both sides of the hemisphere, as it should.

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About Gin Wigmore

Gin is about the journey.

Gin Wigmore is a distinctive singer/songwriter, whose sound is driven by a startling voice; her delivery succinctly described by a critic as "whiskey and dry" and whose self-penned songs provide a refreshing new take on life and yet relate across the generations.

Geographically, Gin tracks from Auckland to Buenos Aires to Sydney. Vocally she runs from Macy Gray to Blondie to Edith Piaf. Musically she moves between Feist and Broken Social Scene to Neil Young and Fiona Apple, while lyrically she moves from sorrow to sunshine.

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Releases

Ivory
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Blood To Bone
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Gravel And Wine
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Holy Smoke
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Extended Play
Year: 2008
Type: EP

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