THE AGE & SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
31st October 2014 – Jeff Glorfeld
Birds of The Moon
Miriam Lieberman is often bundled into the “world” music category, probably because along with guitar she plays the kora, a 21-string instrument from West-Africa, which she uses to weave beautiful, exotic patterns and textures into her music. On the Sydney musician’s latest record, though, the lead instruments are Kate Adams’ cello and the violin of Lara Goodridge, setting a stage for Lieberman’s amazing voice. She has a knack for giving her songs a feeling of significance, even while they float with effervescent pop pleasure. Wikipedia’s explanation of world music includes a cited description as “someone else’s local music”. In Lieberman’s case, it’s ours.