Sunday, August 25, 2013

CD Review – The Luminous Pearl, by Lia Scallon

The title is more than just the name of another album. In this case, it refers to a specific object of sacred significance that has been passed down from one generation to another, finally making its way into vocalist Lia Scallon’s possession and present during the recording of this unique CD.

So the Luminous Pearl is also the muse for Scallon’s unique brand of vocal artistry, which is as focused and heartfelt as ever. Scallon’s alternately soft-spoken and direct, driven vocal nuances both command your attention and set your mind at ease. The subtle instrumentation supporting Scallon’s voice contributes to the serene and tranquil atmosphere of the recording.

The album is more special than most in its packaging and design, which is abundant and luxurious. The packaging consists of a digipak with a big booklet, all featuring a deep blue color scheme that is as luminescent as the pearl of the title.

Those who appreciate unique vocal artistry and subtle new age sounds will enjoy this CD.

--Raj Manoharan

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