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"There is an aura of mystique to Smirnova's Bird Language, a stunning blend of Baltic folklore, jazz, pop, and rock, infused with nature- themed sounds. The album was brought to life through the ethereal sound of Lithuanian kanklės, Smirnova's virtuosic, sultry signature vocals, and mimicked bird shrieks, interpolated with jazz piano-driven solos, and sinuous, enticing arrangements."
"All About Jazz"
"[...] her voice evokes feelings of happiness: of being firmly grounded in the real world. Her enchanting vocal improvisations of bird sounds reminded me of tuī songs filled with joy and the anticipation of spring."
"I am especially encouraged by the Eastern European spin she brings to the genre... and belting a few Baltic folklore chants along the way. She provides some unique flavoring to jazz and chamber music."
- Atwood Magazine
"Mood-altering jazz...[combines] Baltic folklore, theatrical and pop-influenced vocals, and chamber music into a unique sound all her own."
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