Germano is a chanteuse suited for the Gothic bedroom, or the snowed-in log cabin.
Lisa Germano – Lullaby for Liquid Pig
Reissued with a fabulous extra CD full of home recordings and live outtakes (which find Germano sometimes exhorting her audience to show their appreciation by meowing or barking), Lullaby for Liquid Pig is a refreshing listen after four years "in exile", even if it is a little bit sinister at times. For instance, we are only onto the second verse on the opener Nobody's Playing when we have a mention of drowning, though Lisa Germano makes it sound more appealing than most...
It's a classic Lisa Germano record, of course. There are woozy, indeterminate sound effects and echoing piano lines aplenty; all topped off with that soft, comforting voice. She writes a mean melody too; Paper Doll blossoms out into the most beautiful bedtime song, and whilst Pearls might be about drinking to ruination it is wrapped in a very beautiful arrangement. Candy is more upbeat and possesses a melody of considerable charm, one of the few tracks on Lullaby that seems to live in (or at least have pretensions to live in) the outside world. Germano is a chanteuse suited for the Gothic bedroom, or the snowed-in log cabin. A word, too, for the title track and It's Party Time; both songs of considerable charm and beauty.
A very attractive release indeed.
Words: Richard Foster