Bookmark, album ✵ 2017 ✵ bookmark music.
Intelligent, playful and dreamlike songs, guitar-based grooves and Americana ambience with authentic vocal delivery, with stories from experience, fantasy and empathy. Here are nine new original songs from Beth Wimmer, and one anthemic, airy rendition of David Bowie's Starman.
Beth Wimmer, raised on both east and west coasts of the US, now transplanted on swiss soil, writes and sings songs from experience, fantasy and empathy.
'Bookmark', Wimmer's fourth album, offers nine new original songs, and a lush cover of the late David Bowie's 'Starman'.
'Bookmark' is co-produced by guitarist Billy Watts (Mojo Monkeys) and Wimmer, and features deep grooves and rhythms from Watts (electric and acoustic guitars), David Raven (drums) and Taras Prodaniuk (bass) of the Los Angeles swamp-country-rock power-trio, Mojo Monkeys. And from Beth's acclaimed band-mates in Switzerland, singer Suzie Candell, bassist Rodrigo Aravena, and multi-instrumentalist Dänu Wisler.
Karsten Rube, Radio Skala, Berlin, Germany writes (translated from German):
Songwriter Beth Wimmer grew up in Boston on the American East Coast. Later, she moved to the American opposite pole to Southern California. Under the sun of the South she found a lot of inspiration for her music. And then she moved to Switzerland, where she has lived for several years. On her current album "Bookmark" she proves, however, that she has not changed her wit against the Alpenjodeln with her move. She presents ten songs on the CD, all of which were written by her besides the Bowie song "Starman". "Starman" is her homage to the 2016 deceased musician. Beth Wimmer scores with a very clear voice that has a slightly darker timbre and reminiscent of Edie Brickell in some passages. Her songs are pleasantly catchy and can enhance the quality of many a radio program. Titles like "Loosen my Grip" and "Mexico" are rousing and sound like Californian oranges taste: refreshing. "Louisiana" a classic Americana song that you can hear again and again and with "The Last Part" she delivers a slow, dreamlike love ballad. On the radio scale, Beth Wimmer's album "Bookmark" is a recommendation for the month of November, as it protects the listener from depression in this gray season, and with a cheerfulness that does not require exaggeration.