Kyla Brox - Live At Koniz Castle - LP
Live At Köniz Castle was recorded at the Kulturhof in the grounds of Köniz Castle, Switzerland, on March 25 2023, and not, contrary to appearance, in Kyla and Danny's living room at home in Mossley. It's rare to achieve intimacy and connect with a roomful of strangers, but such is the accomplishment of Live At Köniz Castle. Then, at other moments, Kyla comes across as an untrammelled force of nature. A live album, which asserts the integrity of the concert experience in a package with the architectonic unity of a work of art and allows for replay, offers the best of all possible worlds.
The hypnotic force of Kyla's voice is in the best tradition of Afro-American music, albeit tinged with Lancashire drollery and a Lancashire accent. To hear the singer in full flight – as in the long drawn-out, purgative paaaaiiiiiin on the bridge of 'Pain & Glory' – is to be convinced that Kyla is the greatest soul singer Britain has ever produced.