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I quickly realized that my whispery voice impacted my lecturing abilities.
Jobim's stunning compositions, with their ingenious mixture of classical and jazz influences, and Gilberto's whispery voice and signature guitar style, which identified the music's rhythmic identity, came to symbolize the core characteristics of bossa.
During shoegaze's heyday, Chapterhouse was perhaps the quintessential band of the genre: five androgynous mop-topped Brits whose debut Whirlpool blended effects-heavy guitars, whispery vocals and guest spots from Robin Guthrie and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell.
His demeanor reminded me of a balloon that was almost completely deflating; he seemed to shrink, his voice becoming almost whispery, his manner listless" (Pete Heilman to author, 11 July 2008).
Fuzz bass, mysterious whispery vocals and generous dollops of echo make their swinging-for-the-fences emo melodicism sound invitingly weird rather than embarrassingly cheesy," The Portland Mercury writes.
It would be easy to compare Erinn's voice to the soothing tones of Beth Orton or the high pitched warbling of Kate Bush, but she possesses a whispery edge all of her own.
But, steady on Bono, old son, angels is pushing it a bit, despite the whispery, ghost-like vocals of lead singer Moya Brennan, which sent Americans in particular into a reverie when the Harry's Game theme was featured in the no nonsense film, Patriot Games, starring Harrison Ford.
It is also spoken in a whispery voice, which aside from making it difficult to acquire an accurate pitch measurement, also imitates the gentleness of the blossoms.
Wareham's deep growl contrasts well with Phillips' whispery vocal on self-penned songs such as Singer Sing and Wait For Me.
Opening with the driving rocker "Little Light," the album has an intensity that doesn't let up even through the whispery ballads ("Slippin' Away"), country soul ditties ('I Hate/I Love"), entrancing spirituals (an almost ethereal cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's classic "Ballad of the Broken Word"), and the closing of a slowed-down acoustic version of the Cars' 1978 hit "Just What I Needed.
Although much of it is whispery, she captures well all the emotion of a young teen's first love.
Singing in whispery grave voices, they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh wrapped in fancy tinfoil boxes entwined with bright strings of old beads.