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“Two deaths, a breakup, fell in love
Sunday, 13.05.2012, 20:20
oh what a night...
Simone White (USA)
On to her third, and latest, "Silver Silver" where her sweetly airy, etheral and hypnotic voice will web a net of sound that won't be easy to escape from, not that you're going to try.
Born in Hawaii, raised in California, lived in Seattle, London and finally,
New York: Clearly, Simone White has been around and all over. Pretty fruitful
conditions for an innately fearless path into high artistry. Her hotly praised
second album "I Am The Man" led to her third, "Yakimo", on which she enchants
and bewitches and gives us more than her usual in these unusually frugal folk-pop songs. To help you orient yourself towards her art, bringing up names
like Joni Mitchell, Low, Souled American, Fado, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Cat Power
(with Bert Kaempfert) and a loving spoonful of Sonic Youth, might do the trick.

On to her third, and latest, "Silver Silver" where her sweetly airy, etheral and
hypnotic voice will web a net of sound that won't be easy to escape from, not that you're going to try. Further distinguished by complex arrangements, it's Simone's most personal work to date. "A lot of stuff happened during the
production. Two deaths, a breakup, fell in love". Big subjects, attention to their
details, all coming together in her easy, relaxed performing style. "Your hand
on the doorknob, the door opens, you go outside, the trees are standing there,
you feel the warmth of the sun." And she got fine contributions from guests like
Andrew Bird, Thao and Victoria Williams. Take "Flowers in May" - a bittersweet
ode to life, her voice as light as ether, a driving beat and diffuse guitar support
in an amalgam of darkish sound, then setting a lighter tone and dropping in the
bell of the Mr. Softee ice cream truck. "There's space throughout, and a time
away from the words. It's what I like to hear in music now, less words, a little
time to consider what you're listening to." In as few words as possible: We're
looking forward to the visit of this stirring artist. And must mention, that Simone
is really pretty, too. So, what with the warm winds of May caressing, even
titillating all parts of every body's parts, would it be prudent to caution Simone?
You know, about that Handsome Hank the Horny Heron, who's already hungrily
casting his beady eyes and...
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