Lisa Germano Lullaby For Liquid Pig

Lisa Germano Lullaby For Liquid Pig
Wasted late nights merge with narcotic hallucinations and transition into dreamy visions where grainy black and white is seared with bright flashes of colour — a drunken night choreographed by Terry Gilliam in the world of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s City of Lost Children. After a five-year absence, Lisa Germano returns to her muse with an introspective but strangely not depressing exploration of addiction’s pull. With its not-veiled titular reference to alcohol, Lullaby For Liquid Pig highlights songs like "From A Shell,” (featuring the cheery, for her, refrain of "It’s the buzz, it’s the buzz, it’s the buzz”) and "It’s Party Time,” a tribute/lament to losing yourself in cheap red wine. Having largely extricated herself from the music biz (with occasional guest appearances for a variety of friends), Germano finds herself reinvigorated if not more cheerful — the dreamscapes she creates here make it very clear why she had a home at UK label 4AD for most of her career. She pulls off a most magical trick here — creating an otherworldly trip into dark spaces without being depressing, joining you on a slow, somnambulant ride that’s still terribly compelling. (BMG)