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Patti Plinko and her Boy : Bohemian Suicide EP review

19 2009

I discovered Patti Plinko and her Boy at the Paris Uke Fest. this year and liked her performance so much I bought her new EP, Bohemian Suicide.

The EP consists of 6 tracks (mostly on ukulele and guitar but also featuring a violin) amounting to a playing time of about 30 minutes. The highlights of the EP are some of the titles that were performed at the Paris Uke Fest., “Hey Ho! Deepest of the Darkest” and “Whisky Six“.

Hey Ho ! Deepest of the Darkest, the first track of the EP and probably my favourite,  sets the tone in an exhilarating  performance where Patti’s voice playfully switches from slow and languorous to roaring with an impressive display of energy.

Here she is with her Boy, performing the song at the Paris Uke Fest, on the 4th of July 2009.

Tapestry Stitches, track number two is much quieter in contrast, with a strong emphasis on Patti Plinko’s throaty voice, a violin in the background evoking music from Eastern Europe.

No Love Lost is more lively with a rhythm perfectly suited to Patti’s voice.

Next track on the EP is Italien Vogue, where Patti Plinko displays some Italian language skills. A lovely song emphasing Patti’s sensuous voice, quite haunting.

Whisky six, track number five, is another catchy song I saw performed at the Paris Uke Fest, a really brilliant performance.

The EP ends with a lullaby aptly named Chante moi une berceuse.

As a conclusion, I definitely recommend buying this EP, thoroughly enjoyable, which you can do on their website. If you are luckier than me, you will avoid UK postal strikes and receive your presigned copy of the EP faster than I did.

If you ever get a chance to see Patti Plinko and her Boy live, don’t miss the opportunity as they are amazing performers. A Ukulele & Languages favourite.

Listen to more tracks from Patti Plinko and her Boy on their MySpace.

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