Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I was late to the Jesca Hoop party on her previous record, [Kismet]. By the time I discovered it on eMusic, I came here to post about and saw that Anna Maria had already reviewed it like a year before. I submit that I have too much else in my very small brain to remember every review I’ve done let alone every one that Anna and the others have. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. But once I heard it I was in love.
Determined not to be behind again, I made sure I got a copy of her new one when it came out in Europe. So I’ve been listening to it for months now and am also in love with this one.
It’s become such a part of my daily soundtrack I couldn’t possibly pick out songs that are best or even my personal favorites because to be honest, I truly love them all. From the opening “oooh-uh oooh”s on Whispering Light to the beautiful and haunting title track you’ll be enrapt.
But since I’ve seen a video for The Kingdom that one always hits me as I remember the visuals she’s assigned to it.
Her signature voice and background chanting vocals is present here as it was on Kismet.
The songwriting is amazing and intricate and best of all, unique. This is one artist that always impresses me.
But the good news is that Hunting My Dress will be released July 27th, 2010 in the US. You can listen to it streaming now on
Track Listing (note: this is the track listing on mine, the US version looks to be a different order and appears to include some songs from Kismet as well. Guess I’ll be getting that version too!)
1. Whispering Light
2. The Kingdome
3. Feast of the Heart
4. Angel Mom
5. Four Dreams
6. Murder of Birds
7. Bed Across the Sea
9. Hunting My Dress