Four years ago, premature praise by influential spindoctors and a couple of gigs at important festivals were not quite enough for the MySpace-starlet Dillon to actually make it with her DIY-approach. But something must have happened in the time since then, despite hearing almost nothing from her. On the other hand, moving from Cologne to Berlin-Neukölln, studying, touring – be it as Tocotronic-support or on her own – probably takes up some time, too. Now, her debut album This Silence Kills is finally coming out, and with her changing to BPitch Control, there were quite a lot to expect from it – what wasn’t expectable, however, was an album as folky as this one, especially when compared to her electronic-oriented Megaphon-Shows from back then. Instead, tracks like Tip Tapping or Hey Beau sound a bit like Beirut, sometimes, like with Thirteen Thirty or From One To Six Hundred Kilometers, she tries to get into the Jazz-Lounge. But because of the album’s big pop-appeal, she’s not being let in. However, apart from that, the producers Thies Mynther (Phantom/Ghost) and his buddy Tamer F. Özgönenc (who was already involved in the Ludwig EP of 2007) have put the piano into the limelight, and, combined with Dillon’s fragile voice, have created sugar-sweet pop-songs.