The Subtle Body
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Arto Lindsay used to be known for his noise-rock experiments. But he was born in Brazil and went all out for the pop music of that country in The Subtle Body
, which is indeed subtle and only blossoms after repeated listening. While Lindsay enlists lots of famous helpers here, the whimsical songwriting carries the day with numbers like “Child Prodigy,” a pun-filled meditation on the wonder of a baby. The Subtle Body
is an intimate collection held together by Lindsay's humble, charming vocals, softly bouncing melodies, erotic daydreams and a few romantic sighs.
— Milo Miles