Music Review: 'An Acrobat's Heart'
The unique vocalist-pianist Annette Peacock, too long off the scene, has concocted a hypnotically tender and ethereal song cycle with an acrobat’s heart, musing on the battlefield/playground of love and life. Her wispy voice floats across a spare landscape, while the Cikada String Quartet and Peacock’s own minimalist piano lines vie with poetic silences. Hinting at jazz and chamber music, her private musical language is a bittersweet waking dream of a project, and a welcome return. A-