Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
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then, when Blacklisted came was released, there was a sense of change in the air. nothing in her overall sound was drastically overhauled, but there was a certain "witchy" way that had crept into the sonic pallete. the songs seemed to grow more ghostly, the lyrics a bit more obscure, and the overall atmosphere had garnered a little bit more fog, and more dust.
in this environment, Neko seemed to really find her voice. not the outer voice, but something channeled from deep inside her.
now, with her excellent Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (is that title obscure enough for ya?) album; all the elements seem to have fallen into place and the results are nothing short of spectacular. the opening salvo of "Margaret Vs. Pauline," "Star Witness," and "Hold On, Hold On" are enough to warrant purchase of the album immedietely. each song seems to be woven from a quilt of country music's past greats and yet infuses them with a disctincly hazy, reverb-soaked haze that would make your average David Lynch fan take notice. within these first three songs, there also seems to be a bit of a harmonic nod to older folky bands such as The Mamas & The Papas and The Byrds.Read more ›
It's true that the bonus disc just contains some prime cuts from her earlier CD's, but it also contains a previously unreleased "Behind The House" demo.
I love this release, and a few of the songs have become instant Neko classics that she plays live often in her shows, such as "Hold On, Hold On" and "Maybe Sparrows".
All in all, this is an excellent introduction to Neko Case, especially for those that may not own her earlier CD's. The bonus disc contains some real gems from Neko's past, such as "Deep Red Bells" and "Set Out Running". This is also a perfect edition of this CD for any Neko fans that may not yet own "Fox Confessor". Highly recommended.
Songs like "Star Witness" and "Margaret vs. Pauline" tackle working class themes and issues without the slightest smirk and are devastating performances. Surprising, yet equally powerful are the gospel influences in the music, most overtly brought forth in "John Saw That Number." But the theme that most pervades the album is one of hope amidst a great struggle, exemplified by songs like "That Teenage Feeling" and "Maybe Sparrow" which acknowledge the hardships of ordinary life but never give into depression or clinched optimism, just small hard won triumphs. This album itself is a triumph of class, dignity and open minded musicians drawing from many different genres and ideas to create an impressive cohesive whole.
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Neko Case -- Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Produced by Neko Case and Darryl Neudorf
Neko Case first came to my attention around 1999 through the... Read more
This is a really great album. In my opinion, Star Witness is the best song ever recorded. Neko is incredibly talented.Published 19 months ago by Kathleen C.
It's good to hear that talented musicians are writing songs that they believe in again instead of piece of crap song writers that sell pop tunes to brainless singers.Published 20 months ago by Al
She is spectacular...her voice so country, folk type..reminds me of pasty cline, but such riveting words in her songs..such meaning behind themPublished 21 months ago by Ashley Simmons
Very happy to have this cd, I find it most excellent in production, in artistic execution, and for the originality of material.Published on January 29, 2014 by Mary Yarrington
I love her voice,but the words are simple at times.After one cd they all sound alike anyway.I may not buy another of hers.And I prefer to read the words,not look at drawings.Published on December 10, 2013 by susan joyce woodley
For me every song is a lovely experience. Neko's voice can take me away. She has her own unique sound despite each album being different from the previous one. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by E. Jankowski