Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Jhene Erwin’s record is a suggestive affair. She sings in a low voice to a trip-hop setting.
“A feather pillow” sees her sing in a sinuous whisper, sort of like Jill Tracy. The song eventually goes from Portishead trip-hop to more upbeat and poppy.
“Bend” is sinister and sees Erwin use her astounding voice to its fullest.
“Capsized” uses a throbbing beat and Erwin’s distanced vocal to create a strong sound.
“That Kind of Boy” is a tough nightclub song that uses a familiar sample.
“These Thoughts” is a reflective ballad that works well.
“Vaudeville 2040” is a compelling listen.
Posted on August 23, 2004
Listen to track samples
1. The Gathering
2. A Feather Pillow
5. Wanting More
6. Child Already Knew
8. That Kind of Boy
9. These Thoughts
10. A Message Inside
11. A Long Good-bye