Machan has an attractive voice, writes light and catchy songs, and plays fine folksy guitar. Her original influences were Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, she was versatile enough to tour with the Glenn Miller ghost orchestra, and she has performed at a variety of sessions in the New York area. The music on her debut CD, Motion of Love, consists of ten of her originals. Although a little jazzy at times and boasting guest appearances from the likes of guitarist John Scofield, keyboardist John Medeski, and trumpeter Randy Brecker, this is essentially a modern pop album by a talented singer/songwriter. The lyrics are sometimes insightful, stretch beyond the usual love songs, and include a few fresh angles on contemporary life. Motion of Love is a fine start to Machan's solo career.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow