PLUM GREEN : The Red EP
By Ania Glowacz
There is something very wrong with this release – it’s only an EP! Plum Green has created a bit of a mythical persona, claiming to be ‘the daughter of a jazz-singing Parisian showgirl and a saxophone-playing Jewish intellectual’. Legend aside, Ms Green is a truly gifted singer and songwriter, and her second EP (thankfully she is next working on a full album), is strong from the outset. The musical accompaniment is acoustic and very minimal – stunning both in simplicity and power. Unfair to compare to other singers, but fans of PJ Harvey and Fiona Apple will be thrilled. This is immediately engaging, even with minimal musical accompaniment. Charming, beguiling and very enjoyable to listen to. Recorded with the help of Tenpenny Hound Tyler Burke, some in a studio and the rest in his bedroom with the window open on a rainy day – this is haunting and bittersweet music. Plum Green is not just another singer/songwriter, but a true artist (with a fantastic voice), making music with a purpose beyond simple entertainment. Gothic folk with an edge. Stunning.