Album Name: Passion Play
Artist: Katy Carr
Year/Label: 2003 / Deluce
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
The second album by Katy Carr makes a development from her debut “Screwing Lies”.
Carr’s suggestive songs now have a more electronica-influenced sound. Her strong songwriting and quirky approach remains though.
The dreamy “Druggie” is like an Indian take on a Stereolab song. Carr sings ever so innocently of taking drugs.
“Sharkesville” has beautiful violin playing by Calina Mare. The song speaks intriguingly of a shark-like man.
“Spaceboy” sounds like the French band Air, but with a more folksy slant than they’d use.
The danceable “Borderline” is another great song. Carr’s lovely voice meshes well with the synth-based backing.
“Turpin” is a duet between Carr and John Hegley who plays highwayman Dick Turpin. Carr assumes the role of a woman who loves him. It makes for a compelling mini-drama.
This album is a step forward for Carr. She was great to begin with, but now she has become a force to reckon with.
“Passion Play” is beautiful, brave and crazy.
Posted on January 18, 2003
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