Album Name: Faces in the Rocks
Artist: Mairee Sioux
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Mairee Sioux’s debut album is an enchanting nature-evoking thing. She sometimes recalls a less precious Joanna Newsom and guest Gentle Thunder’s redwood flute adds a distinctive nature to her sound.
“Buried in Teeth” is haunting and celestial like an old Joni Mitchell song.
“Wild Eyes” is gentle and sweet and the flute really give sit a unique touch. Sioux’s guitar playing is exceptional here.
“Two Tongues” reminds us of our ties to the past as Sioux poetically sings of her ancestors.
You won’t hear a record like this anywhere else. These songs are just lovely and this record is one of the years best.
Posted on January 17, 2008
Listen to track samples while you read
1. Wizard Flurry Home
2. Buried in Teeth
4. Wild Eyes
5. Bravitzlana Rubakalva
6. Two Tongues
8. Flowers and Blood