Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
I reviewed Reba Hasko’s last record here a while back and that was a live record. This more fully orchestrated record arrives and it’s unusual and interesting.
Hasko’s as quirky as Regina Spektor or Gabriela Kulka and as good.
“Here’s how” is an oddly compelling opener with strings and a nice vocal lead dominating.
“Kitten” is a haunting, sparse ballad that Hasko does well. It’s a little bit like early Tori Amos.
“Heat Electricity Wire” is a minimalistic track that brings Laurie Anderson to mind.
“Dusty” sees Hasko use her piano and a sinuous vocal leads.
She’s an intriguing and exciting artist and she’s worth looking into if you like something a bit different.
Posted on December 18, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Here’s How
2 Drifting to the Veil
3 Death by Facelift
5 Little Hymn
6 Heat. Electricity. Wire
7 Shoo Fly
11 The Land
12 Music for a Painter, Part I.