Artist: Neko Case
Album: Middle Cyclone
I've got a review of Neko Case's new record - Middle Cyclone - over at The Line of Best Fit. It's a totally assured record - she sounds full of herself and almost content at times. She's said that this is her love record, so who knows perhaps some lucky dude has made her happy? Or maybe it's just the Vermont countryside that's got into the grooves of the album? There is the usual wash of condensed material from her subconscious but there is a real directness here - from the Boudicaan wallop of that cover to the frequent recourse to primal imagery - they're not metaphors as much as bold statements. Great stuff.
There's a couple of things worth checking out if you're interested:
A 'making of' Middle Cyclone video over at Stereogum
A great interview with Neko at Harp Magazine from 2006.
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
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