From: Ninth Space [url]
Date: January 11, 2008

Terami Hirsch - What You Think I Need

Terami Hirsch’s albums are little jewels offered in layers of increasingly shiny wrapping paper. That is, you’ll maybe think them merely ‘okay’, perhaps even ‘good’, after the first listen, but become astounded by how different and better they sound each time thereafter. I might have a half-finished metaphor here, but so what. I know how they make me feel.

What You Think I Need is from Terami’s debut album, 1999’s All Girl Band. This song’s closest companions would be the piano-led pieces from Tori Amos’ Scarlet’s Hidden Treasures, which it pre-dates. Like the rest of All Girl Band, it’s an apartment recording, with Terami doing almost all of the work. These factors make it more intimate and rewarding. Visit for the music, but stay for the words.