Unaccountable Effect Review
From Mark Isham’s opening synthesizer notes to the title track Unaccountable Effect, it’s clear that Liz Story’s second album (and Windham Hill’s 34th release) is delving into new territory with grace, emotion and depth. Liz Story’s debut Solid Colors shines brightly as one of the many high points in the Windham Hill catalog and in the rich selection of solo piano releases across the decades.
So how do you follow up a brilliant debut? An artist has a lifetime to create their first release, and generally a year or so for their second. For lesser artists the cracks start to show, and either you get a weaker rehash of the first album. For Liz Story, a further depth is revealed as the ideas and passions revealed in Solid Colors gain dynamic impact and space.
Unaccountable Effect is the thirty-fourth Windham Hill release and Liz Story’s second album.
Unaccountable Effect Track Listings
- Unaccountable Effect Ο 8:10
- Devotion 3:02
- Mostly The Hours 4:16
- Starfinder 4:42
- Rope Trick 6:12
- My Heart, Your Heart Π 3:54
- Leap of Faith 3:53
- Deeper Reasons 6:03
Unaccountable Effect Credits/Liner Notes
All compositions by Liz Story and published by Windham Hill Music (BMI) except Ο by Liz Story and Mark Isham, published by Windham Hill Music (BMI) and Earle-Tone Music (ASCAP)/Lost Lake Arts Music (ASCAP) and Π by Dick Grove published by Dick Grove Publications (ASCAP)
- Liz Story: Piano, all selections. Drum on “Deeper Reasons.”
- Mark Isham: Synthesizer on “Unaccountable Effect.”
- Bob Conti: Percussion on “Deeper Reasons.”
Produced and engineered by Steven Miller.
All selections recorded at Sound Castle Studio Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Assistant engineer: Jeff Vaughan