BELL STRAY "Scribble The Pink"

Bell takes some adjusting to. Her voice is, uh, let's say unusual but in an interesting and even captivating sort of way. What we have here is an e.p. of five originals-all keyboard based. I dove into this blindly but before "Roses Shade" (the opening track) was done, I was hooked. Each song is different enough to keep you into it, but there is a sameness that results from that unique vocal tone.

This, her fourth release, shows the southern Californian coming into her own. I liked all five tracks though I confess that an e.p. is a sufficient dose at one sitting.

-- Bob Zilli