Lissa-Käthe: Reach You (ep)

~ Tuesday, 1 February 2011
The debut ep from the Edinburgh based songwriter/composer Lissa-Käthe is a difficult one to pigeon hole. There is definitely a Baroque classical element to it but there is also an Eastern European folk feel to it as well. Her skills as an arranger/composer are formidable and are the strongest part of this 5 track ep. It is hard to know exactly who this record is aimed at or will appeal to. The songs are interesting and engaging but ultimately they are let down by Lissa-Käthe's voice which comes across as rather tuneless and twee, especially on the title track and Valkyrie Freedom.

It is clear Lissa-Käthe is a talented musician and composer but sometimes it is also about knowing your limitations and working within them.