His Name Is Alive Firefly Dragonfly

His Name Is Alive Firefly Dragonfly
This acoustic live EP is a quaint breath of ambience. Ambiguously released before or after 2007’s excellent Xmmer, depending on territory, Firefly Dragonfly’s flirtations with lulling folk and exotic scales fit comfortably with the musical scope of that release. Once again, Andy FM lends the silky gauze of her voice to all tracks containing vocals. Album ender "Send Me a Dragonfly” is a 14-minute piano and harp duet in tribute to Alice Coltrane supported by droning cello and clattering bells and shakers. A tribute of another sort opens the album: Sufjan Stevens’ "The Dress Looks Nice on You” is re-imagined as "I Can See A Lot Of Life In You,” emphasising the song’s dreamier qualities and ditching Suf’s banjo twang. Filling Dragonfly’s mid-section, a delicate take on Xmmer’s "Come Into the Wilderness” and a studio experiment from 1991’s Home Is In Your Head, embellished with a new dead-end melody, are affable but hardly memorable. This is quite underwhelming for a four-song release. (Acuarela)