Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Feist - The Reminder

Today marks the release of Feist’s second solo effort, The Reminder. She writes intricate and accessible melody and is able to frame it an array of contex: Pop, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Dance, Electronic, yet is still somehow able to maintain a consistent feel and flow. And she does it amazingly well; this is a fantastic album. I am a fan of Let it Die, and her work with Broken Social Scene, but the Reminder peels back a whole new layer of talent and musicianship that has me really excited. Lyrically she is light at times and heavy at others, “Sadness so real that it populates the city and leaves you homeless again.” And over it all her voice shines like the smokey light from some fallen angel.

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