Homespun: Syna So Pro, make two people happy
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Syna So Pro's make two people happy (i.e. the solo project of Stella Mora bassist/vocalist Syrhea Conaway). He had this to say:
...she takes on a variety of instruments herself -- resulting in classical-inspired violin passages, skyscraping guitar chords and layered harmonies where Conaway is singing with herself. make two people happy is very much an album, meant to be experienced in sequence: These twelve songs are stitched together not with overt messages or recurring themes but with subtle, borderless dynamics, which give the disc a dreamlike quality.As befits someone coming from the swirling, amorphous world of shoegaze, the first few songs have so much gauzy, ambient set-dressing that it's hard to make out Conaway's words. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; the vocals melt into the rest of the instrumentation to create plangent sheets of sound.