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Friday, January 21, 2011

Seduction City Hall of Fame: Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini was an easy pick as an inaugural member of Seduction City's Hall of Fame, with her unique voice and various trip-hop and electronic elements permeating her music. Hailing from Iceland, Torrini has been singing since the young spry age of 7, and ever since her intriguing voice has attracted attention, leading to a number of collaborations. She contributed vocals to Gus Gus' first album Polydistortion, which was the first time her voice entered my ears, and has also worked with Seduction City staples such as Thievery Corporation. She attracted none other than director Peter Jackson's attention who enlisted her to sing "Gollum's Song" for the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers.

But as far as we're concerned, it's her solo output, particularly 1999's Love in the Time of Sciencethat stand out. It is that first album that contained the most interesting production and intriguing soundscapes, ranging from melancholic (Unemployed in the Summertime) to sensual (Fingertips), it's electronic pop at its finest.

Key tracks:
Easy, Unemployed in the Summertime, Fingertips, Sunny Road (Manasseh Mix), If You Go Away, Me and Armini (Manasseh Mix), Baby Blue (Rae & Christian Remix), Ha Ha

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