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Artichoke Perfume

by Zoe Boekbinder

"Zoe Boekbinder opens her mouth, and the voice that comes out is ageless, beautiful, heartbreaking and wise. Zoe looks so young, and so innocent. I think she kidnapped a marvellous singer from long ago Paris, and stole her voice. It's the only explanation
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paralyzing
3:02 $0.99
2. Wooden Spoon
3:39 $0.99
3. Adventures of Turtle and Seahorse
2:41 $0.99
4. Funeral
3:01 $0.99
5. December
1:51 $0.99
6. Chocolate Chips
3:23 $0.99
7. Inexorably
3:02 $0.99
8. Typewriter Girl
2:27 $0.99
9. Skeletons
3:12 $0.99
10. Going Home
2:44 $0.99
11. Mean
3:33 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Artichoke Perfume is a collaboration with producer and songwriter, Cesar Alvarez (Brooklyn, NY). Zoe is a speakeasy lounge singer performing at Fraggle Rock. She is "geek-glam", music for people who wear sequins to the library. Her honest lyrics and crooning operatic voice lend themselves brilliantly to the quirky-pop production by Cesar. The album is haunted by a New Orleans brass band, and the unconventional percussion is as clever as Zoe's love-sick rhymes.

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by César Alvarez
Mastered by Myles Boisen
Assistant Mixing Engineer - Michael Williams

Peter Evans - Trumpet
Sam Kulik - Trombone
Kyle Forester - Organ, Piano and Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar on Skeletons
Elias Orling - Bass
Eric Farber - Drumset and Objects
Kim Boekbinder - Vocals
César Alvarez-  Tambourine (December, Typewriter Girl), Guitar (Turtle), Organ (Typewriter Girl, Inexorably), Bass (Skeletons...Eli Played Bass on Skeletons too), Background Vocals (Inexorably)



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Absolutely lovely
With strikingly poignant lyrics, whirlwinds of music, and almost Earthy vocals, a sort of warm, organic quality you don't find often enough in today's music, Artichoke Perfume left me in a sort of shocked state, not so that I was afraid, or angered, but an almost eerie calm as the wholesome tones and extremely personal lyrics touched me as much as any music could. I will say, that this is not music for everyone in the least bit, and even upon first listen, it might send you into a bit of a musical shock and my best advice is to ease into it, and take it for what it is. Well written, beautifully sung songs that seemingly come straight from the heart, with music as timeless as can be. There are musicians who's music, after a time tends to wear itself down, become watered down by over playing or maybe even exterior forces, but Zoe seems to have a certain quality to her music, that doesn't lend itself to become just another CD in your collection, or something listened to until it's time is up, she imbues a certain immortality to it that is a rare find these days.

Ruud Goedhart

Awesome CD - Wonderful person & singer
This CD is beautiful, Zoe's voice is astonishing. I had the honor to meet her in person at a concert in Toronto (which I traveled about 5 hours for, after hearing her album), and she's a very friendly talented person as well.. Definitely worth the money :)


Uniquely Entrancing; Why aren't you listening to This!
This album meets every criteria for a first solo album. Zoe Boekbinder has an amazing voice, ranging between Billy Holiday and Peggy Lee. Her interpretationaly ability flows into your soul and brings you along with her on a musical story that you don't want to end but you consume chapter after chapter.

Ms. Zoe's chops as a musician are solid, training and experience have produced a style that is uniqe, entertaining and tittilating simultaneously. The experience she attained on touring individually with this new album has created a great connection with her audience and those who see her live know that there is an additional element to those performances only teased at by being able to hear her. See her , hear her, love her. Thats my recommendation.