Following the release of Lisa Germano's last album for Young God Records, In the Maybe World, and a good deal of subsequent touring, she hid herself away for a long while, and I was beginning to despair--then suddenly this beautiful music started coming my way. I think this is one of her best albums yet.
Snow is a jewel, ripe with her typical naked emotion--a gentle elegy, exuding warmth and healing. The depth of feeling in her words and singing on this album is truly remarkable, and she never fails to tug at my heart. Somehow it's sad, wistful, and hopeful, all at once. It's very private, solitary music. It's deeply engaging, and when I listen to it I often stop what I'm doing and drift off with it into its world. Time and troubles disappear for a short while.
For some reason, her music reminds me of early Disney songs--fuzzy and dreamy. Thinking about it today, I also thought of the great--and neglected--music that Tom Waits did with Crystal Gayle for the movie One from the Heart.
In any event, she's resolutely in her own space, and within that space she sculpts songs and miniature, delicate sonic environments like no one else. To sit down and spend some time inside her songs is a tremendously rewarding experience, and I hope you'll partake.
--Michael Gira / Young God