AMN Reviews: Zmi – Fu-ne (Plop)

a1072343210_2Introducing the affectional miniatures of Zmi, who rides a gentle wind through the four seasons on her debut recording Fu-ne in search of a fifth. Her album cover resembles a classic, tea-hued Japanese picture scroll, her music a banner emblazoned with fresh, new notes. Alone at the piano, the crystalline air of the production allows each note a rare expressive freedom. Her compositions are simple but their delivery sincere and profound, each a steel violet, heart-shaped, delicately petalled but crafted to shine and last. Zmi wants to celebrate the winter, mourn its melting away as she rejoices in the arrival of spring, throw herself into the midst of the autumn festival. Pure uplift.

Stephen Fruitman