Before I start, I have to admit that before listening to Unwoman I was never much of a fan of the cello as an instrument, but after listening to The Fires I started it has definitely earned a place in my heart. That alone says a lot about the skill displayed on this particular work.
The most recent full album by Erica Mulkey, better known as the solo performer Unwoman, The Fires I started, exceeded its Kickstarter campaign goal by several times, and it’s very easy to understand why.
This 16 song release is a modern marvel, a brilliant juxtaposing between contemporary beats and classical cello playing, combined with Unwoman’s strong vocals that hit the listener just right.
Whether she mixes in modern electronics or performs acacella (vocals + cello) the tracks are one for one musical gems that keep you interested and listening over and over again with full pleasure without ever getting boring. The distinctive difference between the programming and tunes makes sure of that, perfectly conveying a wide variety of emotions through the musical tales Unwoman weaves to the listener.