Wine Dark Sea (CD)


Jolie Holland

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Amoeba Review

05/19/2014

Like gauze soaked in vaseline whirled in circles around a fire, Holland's latest album, her first in three years, drips and glows, looking alternately grease-heavy and lace-light. Pulsing experimental folk and country rock with a violent syruppy sensuality, a post-industrial tumbling motion, running around through an abandoned factory mid-day, making screeching grass-reeds from the kudzu. Occasionally, Holland's incredibly deft band will begin with a sweaty lock-groove shuffle ala the Staples Singers, but the minute Holland's unique and powerful slithering soul-jazz holler enters the mix, we become immediately aware that this only sounds like a song-like slice of soul boogie because Holland is allowing it. At any moment on this disc, the R&B saxophone will start playing free-jazz and the staccato doowop rhythm guitar will become searing avant-garde noise. Holland's voice will remain the same through all of it, giving all comers a reason to hang around. Highly recommended.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
On and On
Jolie Holland 03:56
2.
First Sign of Spring
Jolie Holland 04:52
3.
Dark Days
Jolie Holland 05:17
4.
Route 30
Jolie Holland 04:50
5.
I Thought It Was the Moon
Jolie Holland 04:01
6.
The Love You Save
Jolie Holland 05:13
7.
All the Love
Jolie Holland 04:10
8.
Saint Dymphna
Jolie Holland 06:14
9.
Palm Wine Drunkard
Jolie Holland 06:06
10.
Out of the Wine Dark Sea
Jolie Holland 05:51
11.
Waiting For the Sun
Jolie Holland 03:59

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