Ivy

Ivy

by Elisa
     
 
Elisa's seventh album feels like a shard of a Tori Amos record -- not quantity-wise, as, at 74 minutes, it is actually longer than it should be, but in terms of style and songwriting, offering a nice rehash of some facets of Tori's music, but not being nearly as elaborate or versatile enough. Elisa was known previously for flirting with a number

Overview

Elisa's seventh album feels like a shard of a Tori Amos record -- not quantity-wise, as, at 74 minutes, it is actually longer than it should be, but in terms of style and songwriting, offering a nice rehash of some facets of Tori's music, but not being nearly as elaborate or versatile enough. Elisa was known previously for flirting with a number of styles, from alterna-rock to trip-hop, but Ivy is firmly centered on her piano and the vocals, full of delicate emotion. Too delicate, in fact: most compositions are slow, elegiac, melody-driven ballads in the vein of "Winter," and while that works for one song, the music begins to blur together after half a dozen nearly identical tunes. A lack of hooks and lyrics like "They call me lullaby cause all I want in my life is to fly" don't help, either. Elisa instinctively feels what the album needs to boost the effect, and tries to channel Coldplay on midtempo rock tracks like "Ti Vorrei Sollevare," but even there, her sentimentality gets the better of her, and whatever pomp or quiet groove the songs could have dissolves in a sea of melodic sweetness. Even covers of Smashing Pumpkins and Queens of the Stone Age don't do much -- she picked pieces that fit her style rather than enhancing it, and the treatment they receive does nothing to change it. Ivy is still not without good points -- it's actually great background music -- but it seems like an underachievement simply because of the fact that, with these influences, it could have been something bigger.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
8033120982651
catalogNumber:
944715
Rank:
115470

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elisa   Primary Artist
Betty Maineri   Flute,Background Vocals
Mauro Pagani   Violin,Soloist
Giorgia   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rita Marcotulli   Piano
Max Gelsi   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Andrea Fontana   Percussion,Drums
Davide Rossi   Strings
Elisa Toffoli   Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Loops,Children's Chorus
Andrea Rigonat   Guitar
Alessandro de Luca   Children's Chorus
Simone Bertolotti   Piano,Glockenspiel,Mellotron
Luca Zamaro   Children's Chorus
Erica Mondolo   Children's Chorus
Emma Cecile   Laughs
Claudia Palumbo   Children's Chorus
Anna Morsut   Children's Chorus
Carlotta Festa   Children's Chorus
Angie Rinald   Children's Chorus
Angelica Sculac   Children's Chorus
Andrea Canesin   Children's Chorus
Ambra Ietri   Children's Chorus
Alexa Pinatto   Children's Chorus
Alessia Gambacorta   Children's Chorus
Francesca Devescovi   Children's Chorus
Elisabetta Livon   Children's Chorus
Elisa Morandin   Children's Chorus
Valentina Devescovi   Children's Chorus
Tibleta Quaini   Children's Chorus
Silvia Smaniotto   Background Vocals
Sara Zocca   Children's Chorus
Sara Baldassi   Children's Chorus
Samantha Bertoz   Children's Chorus
Piccolo Coro Artemia Di Torviscosa   Children's Chorus
Laura Brun   Children's Chorus
Jessica Bavaro   Children's Chorus
Giulia Polidori   Children's Chorus
Giorgia Ontani   Children's Chorus
Giorgia Fabrici   Children's Chorus
Gianluca Ballarin   Harmonium,Hammond B3
Nicole Pelicani   Background Vocals
Nicole Di Meglio   Children's Chorus
Marta Peloi   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Billy Corgan   Composer
Josh Homme   Composer
Donal Hodgson   Engineer
Troy Van Leeuwen   Composer
Max Gelsi   Arranger
Andrea Fontana   Arranger,Additional Production
Paolo Buonvino   Composer
Elisa Toffoli   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Andrea Rigonat   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Patrizio Visco   Legal Advisor
Luciano Ligabue   Composer
Camille Dalmais   Composer
Simone Bertolotti   Arranger,Engineer,Additional Production
Fabrizio Tardocc   Composer
Denis Monte   Director
Daniela Golin   Personal Assistant
Joseph William Castillo   Composer
Gianluca Ballarin   Arranger,Engineer,Additional Production
Nicole Cather   Composer

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