Sietta :: The Invisible River
Written by Mikey on June 16, 2014
NT musicians take a soulful trip down the river
Album review by Angela Madden.
Sietta is some serious home-grown talent. Formed and based in Darwin, Sietta is the duo of James Mangohig (producer/instrumentalist) and Caiti Baker (power-house vocals). These two are kicking some serious musical goals around the country, and the release of The Invisible River is hopefully set to carry the group further into the national focus.
The Invisible River is the second album from Sietta, following on from their debut CD The Seventh Passenger which was very well-received; generating both strong radio play and tours alongside the likes of Hermitude, Jessica Mauboy and Paul Kelly.
The sound of Sietta is well produced and described as “an exploration of soul, blues, hip-hop and electronica”. A number of tracks off their current release were mixed by local Nhulunbuy musician/producer Kris Keogh (ZZAAPP records), a contribution which James described as the band’s “secret weapon”.
Sietta are signed to aussie records label Elefant TRAKS, which is also home to Hermitude, Joelistics, The Herd and Urthboy amongst others. High calibre neighbours to say the least.
The Invisible River was launched in Darwin on Saturday night just gone, to a sell-out crowd at The Railway Club. So this weeks’ Gove FM feature album really is hot off the press!