(09 November 2002) Lyrically Sarah Fimm is the musical definition of
'word-lick' intensity. Writing into places where most songs would never
go and singing into places--poetry! A songstress of voice-focus lyrical
life, Fimm writes thirteen-track and sings A Perfect Dream
Beginning with the minimal movement of impressionism (percussion) Fimm
opens with "Be Like Water". Stark naked in quality (the arrangement),
but vocally fully clothed. "Alien Boys" (the fifth-track) is the
expressionism of good abstract piano, which plays (actually she plays)
gently into a ballad of full-spectrum vocal photography.
And from the song "Spit Trap Ghetto" (the eighth-track) Fimm lyrically
swings in tongue licking and voice kicking chromatic purity--both
rhythmically expressive and singing(ly) beautiful.
And what inspires Sarah Fimm? "I am inspired by everything. People
inspire me, cookie dough inspires me, being alone inspires me. I try
to really remember what is important, and once I started learning
what was really important; it became a lot easier to become inspired."
She continues, "I hope that makes sense. It's a very hard
question--A Perfect Dream is based on conversations I
had with homeless people. That's why I sampled them."
"Dale is of course my favorite, the title track. He gave me the idea
for A Perfect Dream. And It makes my heart hurt to listen to
him--that's how I knew it was good--people are just windows. People
that struggle are fascinating ... which is all of us. So I will
never be out of information. I am an idealist and also the queen
of humanitarian ramblings."
Musically reproductive and voice structurally sound, Fimm writes
(sings) to the listener thirteen human-tracks leading to A Perfect
Dream. Outstanding musicians of ascending note: Sarah Fimm-Lead
Vocals, Keyboards; Dana Oaks-Trumpet; Jim Perry-Drums; Mac
Ritehey-Guitar; Michele Lane-Sax; Peter Geraghty-Bass and Beth
And what one rule (or rules) in the business and theory of music does
Sarah Fimm like to break? "All of them," she says!--Steven Digman
Listen to soundbites, read further reviews and explore the artist's
debut album Cocooned at amazon.com
Certain to appeal to
Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos enthusiasts, the latest album from Sarah Fimm
is a lightly arranged collection of alternative singer songwriter tracks with
well defined lyrical edges. Worth a journey, the album is a nice