Elizabeth & The Catapult
The Other Side of Zero - Verve Forecast
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Clare R. Lopez on November 19, 2010
There’s no denying Elizabeth Ziman’s croon is familiar. It’s warm and knowing, calling to mind Fiona Apple in resonance and Feist in cadence. But truth be told, Ziman doesn’t sound exactly like anyone—except for herself. The same could be said for The Other Side of Zero. While the piano/acoustic guitar/percussion combo often associated with female songwriters is prevalent, the tracks manage to establish their own identities and not run together. Yet it’s ultimately difficult to shake the feeling that you’ve heard this all before.