The long-awaited City Of Sorrows is Sandra Bell's first full-length release since 1995. From the musically fertile South Island of New Zealand, Sandra has previously recorded for Turbulence, IMD, and of course the legendary genre-defining Xpressway label. Recorded during a temporary relocation to Berlin, City Of Sorrows finds Sandra turning back toward the more austere and emotional style of her Xpressway debut, Dreams Of Falling. Her voice and guitar blend perfectly with cello, accordian, and on a couple of tracks, a full but rough-around-the-edges band featuring Nicholas Young, Bill Direen, Uli Glosauer, Lars Reinhardt and Ekki Solms. Sandra's lyrics and alternately deadpan and harrowing delivery accurately convey an atmosphere of dissolution and decay, creating an emotional landscape available to only a special few artists.