Baby Munsta Music
Kati Mac is a pleasant-sounding young lady: perhaps a bit Sheryl Crow, perhaps a bit citified country, perhaps a bit new age. Whatever part of this disc you drop into, you’ll eventually cycle though all her styles, and the link between them is so effortless you’ll barely notice the transition.
The title song is a nice erotic love song about an undersea interspecies romance. Normally, I don’t approve of that sort of thing, but the song is so nice it deserved a few extra listens. There’s a more skeptical view of sex in “Only Love,” but Kati still has a positive look at the whole process. Wrapping up the disc is the 9/11-influenced “Trapeze,” which tells a tale of someone trapped in the WTC as it was falling. I suppose we’ll hear more of this type of music as the years go by, but I still find it bothersome.
Ms. Mac composes pleasantly listenable music that seems to fit smack in the middle of the 21st century vision of the sensitive singer/songwriter. I like her, but I’m not certain if she’s distinctive enough to make the Top 40. But if she does, it’s well deserved.
Kati Mac: www.katimac.com