Sunday, May 8, 2016

Laura Jorgensen – Love in the Time of Catastrophe (2016)

  • New Weird America 
  • Free folk 
  • Weird folk 
  • Singer-songwriter 
  • Dream folk

Comment: this issue contains a couple of songs only (Fire, Flood). The nature of it is austere yet haunting where the US-based singer-songwriter Laura Jorgensen plays a creaky old piano in a creaky old apartment in Zagreb, Croatia. I could imagine it is a place where deceased persons and history is haunting coated with dust and cobwebs. However, less is more and of course, Laura Jorgensen’s powerful yet expressive vocal is imbued with profound longing and suggestive dreams though lyrically it involves obvious hints at violence and masochism (reminding of the Russian proverb – if a man beats her woman then he loves her (sic!)). Ultimately it makes sense at least as much as her debut album Feathered Arms 6 years ago, which featured remarkably more instruments.     
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