Album Review: Busk by Lisa Dewey and the Lotus life

Album Name: Busk
Artist: Lisa Dewey and the Lotus life
Year/Label: 2004 / Bella Union/Kitchen Whore Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Lisa Dewey follows her impressive “Weather Changer Girl” with a new album. She’s working with Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins and Michael Steele of the Bangles fame.

The dreamy strains of “Mellow Day” leads us into a record of sweet vocals and melodies. It’s hard no to think of the Cocteaus.

“Rushing” is ecstatic cascades of Raymonde’s guitar and Dewey’s lovely voice.

The lengthy “Hollow” is a great song. Dewey’s voice and the melody lead to pure pop nirvana. It spins around hypnotically, gaining momentum with each repetition of the chorus.

“Caught up in a haze, I can consume you, in a drawn out chaotic, swooning drenched dream”

sighs Dewey rapturously.

“Thieves and Thievery” is gorgeously sad.

This is another great record by Lisa Dewey. Give it a try.

Posted on May 26, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Mellow Day
2. Rushing
3. Two Baskets of Your Clean Clothes
4. Hollow
5. The Cycle is Now Broken
6. Dream Wild
7. Thieves & Thievery
8. With You on My Mind
9. She Would
10. Sometimes

[Lisa Dewey Official Site]


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