Mermaid Kiss 'Salt On Skin'
This mini album from MERMAID KISS recorded in 2006 showcases 3 great female vocalists and also features a classicsolo from ex-PANIC ROOM guitarist, Paul Davies on the opening track 'Blushing Bride'.
The 7 songs on this release highlight the eclectic nature of Mermaid Kiss' music, from the jazz inflected 'Walk Away' to the Peter Gabriel-esque 'Human Zoo' and still sounds fresh and original today.
NB. This is the last of the remaining CD stock and will not be repressed.
"An exquisite band name, evocative album art and gorgeous music characterize this release from the UK's Mermaid Kiss. Boasting not one, not two, but three gifted and distinct young female vocalists, the songs on Salt on Skin resound with haunting melodies, swirling electronics and beautiful singing that at times recall latter-period The Gathering but more often than not reveal a band moving in its own direction. "Hollow" and "Volcano" feature original vocalist Evelyn Downing and were recorded shortly after the release of The Mermaid Kiss Album, released in 2003. They, along with "Walk Away" and "Human Zoo" featuring Kate Belcher, experiment with jazzy piano, industrial percussion and ambient noise. The remaining three tracks, the outstanding leadoff song "The Blushing Bride," the searing social-commentary ballad "A Hard Row" and the brief but effective "I Go To Sleep" are sung by third vocalist, Kate Emerson." (Sea of Tranquility review)