Walking the line between traditional songwriting and modern musicmaking, settings of grandeur and intimate doubts, Misha makes little big things, imagining a dimestore Joseph Cornell, Buster Keaton with holes in his shoes.
Misha sets these ruins of love on top of the disparate influences and childhood sounds, here Bollywood and Brill Buildings manifest, and there Tropicalia and Sino-pop ebb away. Van Dyke Parks and Burt Bacharach have clearly left their marks in Misha’s quirky songwriting as well as Billy Strayhorn, RD Burman, Kraftwerk, the duo of Froom and Blake, and Os Mutantes in the skillfully crafted arrangements. (Just don't mention the little group from Liverpool.) Broadway-sized strings, and horn sections are brought into strange environments built from rather ready-at-hand ingredients.