Like An Engine
NEXT LA SHOW: Friday Sept. 8 McCabe's 3301 Pico blvd. Santa Monica 8p with John Gorka Also, playing San Diego with John the night before Thursday Sept. 7 Acoustic Music Series check myspace.com/amiliakspicer or amiliakspicer.com for all tour details. ************ 'The Like an Engine CD is a masterpiece. A seamless collection of haunting melodies and angelic vocals seasoned with spicey lyrics. The songs convey a sense of musical grandeur honed to perfection with a razor-sharp edginess. With the word-pictures so vividly portrayed throughout, one can easily imagine viewing the tales of these tunes through a film director's editing machine. The tight focus brings into view a sweeping silver-screen epic.' Jim Guyette WRUW-FM/91.1 Cleveland Like an Engine is Spicer's self-produced debut album, and is an eclectic, powerful mix of sensual, husky phrases, the production is sparse, with an edge not too far away. (Spicer's sophmore release, SEAMLESS, is continuing with raves and accolades--especially after the recent tour in Germany with David Knopfler) 'Stunning Music. Ever hear one of those voices that cause you to stop and say, WHO'S THAT? I heard Leonard Cohen in her music.' --Applause Magazine 'She is a pianist and poetic, sensual- often erotic- lyricist.' -- About.com 'In the wistful tradition of Rickie Lee Jones, Singer-Songwriter amilia can seduce your eardrums in thirty seconds max.' -- Listen.com Her performances can currently be heard on HBO and Showtime. Four songs from her debut, Like an Engine, are featured in movies, one with Dead Can Dance. She composed, performed two songs for Roger Corman's Macon County Jail. (Like an Engine, Shine Like You, Come Over Me, Million Years). Spicer is a Mainstage Performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, is on several compilations (Brian Wilson, Peter Case, to name a few), and is working on her third album when she makes a rare appearance in LA.