Bermuda Triangle Service
High Swan Dive
Bermuda Triangle Service’s Cynthia Wigginton’s resume is quite impressive. She was a founding member of The Doubters and The Bedlam Rovers. She’s also acted as the touring violinist for Alejandro Escovedo and The Mekons. The problem is, up to this point in her career, she’s never held songwriting duties, and it shows on High Swan Dive. Wigginton and the other members of her trio can turn out pleasant enough country-tinged pop songs, but for the most part the disc feels flat and forgettable. The decision to inject a handful of songs with Hawaiian elements helps greatly — Wigginton conceived much of the album’s material while visiting the islands. The occasional inclusion of melodica is a wise choice as well. Still, there’s little in the most basic arrangements of these songs to recommend them over the forerunners of this sound, or over Wigginton’s former outfits, for that matter.
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