- Kelly McCartney
With her new release, Is It the Kiss, Ana Egge adds some great, honest songs to the collective consciousness — songs that show us her heart in order that we might see our own reflected in it. There is sorrow here, and suffering. But so, too, exists hope and calm amidst the hurt and chaos. Egge makes sure of that, time and again, letting us hear every nuance of her voice. The cracks, the slides, the strains, the breaths — it's all right there on display. That, combined with her deft guitar playing and intriguing production, and this album creates a world of its own, with sonic textures so intimate that you can't help but be pulled so deeply in.