Alchemy is a new album from solo artist, Elina Laivera. Even if I hadn’t read her bio, it’s obvious from listening to these songs that Elina has had many years of musical training and vocal experience. She demonstrates a meticulous mastery of her craft. Avant garde and quietly sentimental, this album is brimming with class and stays above the fray, never descending into a cheap pop sound. She has a uniquely dynamic vocal delivery that really shows off her multi-octave range. Wisely, she keeps her voice at the forefront, where it drives these songs and defines their essence. The backing music is light and eclectic, almost minimalist but still containing enough variety to keep things fresh. Alchemy is a powerful album that delivers on every level.
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