Latest Obsession: Gina Catalino

I first heard of her music in one of the episodes of the L Word. It's one of those moments where you become irked because you cannot sing past a line from a song and substitute the remaining parts with lalalas. Her songs are equally refreshing and mild, yet evoking just the right amount of sentimentality to appropriately bring form to its expressive lyrics. Catalino's voice is far cry from the usual ear straining vocals; it's unpretentious, pure and mesmerizingly soothing--which does not fail to satisfy even if you listen to her for hours on end.

You can hear more of her at her MySpace profile

After I save up, I will be making my first online purchase, which will be her album, Swept in Sound.