CD REVIEW: Iiris – ‘The Magic Gift Box’

By: Ben Norman

In music, when it comes to a new artist, we always dissect them by who they sound like. We say stuff like, “If Barbra Streisand and David Bowie had a child raised by Slash, that’s what this would sound like,” and people nod and go ‘hmm,’ and the artist gets shoved into a specific categorization despite the fact that there’s very little in common between Stresand, Bowie, or Slash. And so, in my opinion, it’s a disservice to a new artist to categorize them so, and yet… it’s almost as if no one can relate to a new artist unless they can familiarize themselves by that association.
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