White Chalk ~ PJ Harvey
I missed out on the first half of PJ Harvey's carrier, you know--all that raw guitar, and emotion, and Nick Cave, and NYC, and leg licking, yeah I missed out on all that, sept for one wet make-out session featuring PJ Harvey as the soundtrack, ok maybe that's too much information, anyway I wanted to say something about "White Chalk". Ah, well... "White Chalk" may be my chance to join the cult of Harvey. "White Chalk" is classic in the way most Francois Hardy, Scott Walker and Nico recordings are classic, it's an intimate collection which seems to exist within it's own realm. I'm drawn to the music as it strokes the melancholic and romantic side of melody, but you see I'm one of those who is attracted to the sound of pianos generating introspective atmosphere, fog shrouded streets, nocturnes, and rainy day moods. ah, still more info than you need to know...
Like Eric Satie but contemporary
I'll be honest, I'm not a Joni Mitchell aficionado. However, I do love this album and i think anyone who appreciates music will love it too.
Chan marshal is one of the few people i'd ever permit to doing cover albums. It's not very surprising, but her unique voice brought a fresh and fun perspective to already awesome songs.
Amzing combination of piano virtuosity and moving music.