Magazine article Herizons

Lentic: The New Project by Ember Swift

Magazine article Herizons

Lentic: The New Project by Ember Swift

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LENTIC: THE NEW PROJECT BY EMBER SWIFT

EMBER SWIF

Independent 2009

REVIEW BY CINDY FILIPENKO

Ember Swift, a staple of the Canadian independent music scene, has pulled another rabbit out of her hat of impressive tricks and its name is Lentie.

Lentie, which means pertaining to or living in still water, marks a turning point for Swift. Now in her late 30s, the musician is in a transformative period and Lentie is the official announcement of the new directions she has decided to take - both creatively and personally.

As Swift writes in the extensive liner notes: "Ember Swift (my given name) has also been a project name for over a decade now. Now, for the first time in my music career, I'm choosing to be a person only and to give my project a new name than reflects the changes, the progress, and the rebirth, lentie' as an adjective describes my new pace of life, not to mention embodying the opposite meaning of 'Ember Swift' (fire and speed). …

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