Advisory Committee (KLP135)
The fourteen songs which construct Advisory Committee swell with detail, orchestration and variance. From the first song (also released as a single, (IPU100)), it is evident that Advisory Committee is not your average songstress' solo affair. "Cold Cold Water" is charged and lushly layered, with an arrangement that utilizes a string section, tympani, galloping percussive highlights, pump organ, haunting chamber vocals and of course Mirah's inimitable soaring voice. "Cold Cold Water" is of cinematic proportions, as vivid and intricate as any classic movie theme song ever penned. What follows is as epic if not as grandiose. Mirah unveils each song drawing from a varied palette of instrumentation and arrangement. On top of it all are Mirah's vocals, blanketing her songs with a soft, smoldering glow.