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Singer Crystal Sunshine is influencing an inter-generational demographic with her album ‘Nephilim Blood’. This unbelievable album from Showtime Records features songs like ‘Love is a Tomb’, ‘Road Kill’, ‘The Haunting’, and ‘Bleed’. ‘Scent of a Man’ and ‘Just Like You Said’ are two of my personal favorites from this dazzling vocal artist, her voice crossing gender, age and our preconceived notions what what kind of music we like to listen to. Utterly ageless, this music resonates in us. Poetry and music, with the misty presence of something otherworldly all come together in this album with an originality belonging to the artist alone. Her influences, whether Tori Amos or Guns and Roses, are elements that contribute to her voice, but in no way dominate it. She has found a sound that is her own and her voice is one that when you hear it…you will never forget it.
If you love music and you haven’t heard Crystal Sunshine, this album should be on your list of acquisitions. You will be unable to get her voice out of your mind long after you have turned-off the cd player. You’ll find yourself singing along with her long after you have put her album back into the case. She has a magical quality and she shares it with us willingly, spreading her magic among us.
The music of Crystal Sunshine is artistic intercourse. It is an experience both sensual and spiritual, tapping the heart and soul of the listener and opening the door to a new realm where we feel as though we are rising above the world below us.Her album, ‘Nephilim Blood’, crosses the lines of genre and fuses them together. The sound of blues and goth come together to create a signature style. The heart and soul of the artist is projected through song, but also through a poetry all her own. She is an up and comer, standing before us as an original. The angelic-looking singer has a Celtic quality to her and her music a deep spiritual influence. It touches the soul in a way only a certain artist can do and Crystal Sunshine has the magic, the originality and the voice to make her listener her willing captive. She is wonderfully talented and our ArtChix Magazine Artist of the Year for 2009.To hear more of Crystal’s music CLICK HEREBy Samireh Samadi, Art Critic, ArtChix Magazine