Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week…
9 June 2019
Belgian singer-songwriter Esther Weemaes aka Usi ES: Facebook just released her new 4-track EP called MUTINY. A notable piece of work with four mystifying songs (including a PJ Harvey cover). Overall the combination of its atmospheric and dreamlike musicality that feels both haunting and fairy-tale like at the same time and Usi ES tempting and appealing voice turns this EP into a compelling experience that will make you slip into a sedative state of mind.
1. BILLY WEAVER
A tranquilizing fable with an enchanting and idyllic tonality.
Inspired by one of the stories by the late worldwide famous
Welsh writer Roald Dahl
2. THE BUBBLE
This beauty ripples like fresh water in a small river in the woods
with vocal duet sequences adding a whimsical sentiment.
A personal and intimate musing.
Sensuous and affecting.
4. IS THIS DESIRE?
An alluring rendition of PJ Harvey‘s
spine-chilling ‘Is This Desire? reverie.
Usi ES: Facebook
Here’s the clip for opening track ‘Billy Weaver‘…
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
27 September 2018
Artist: PJ HARVEY
Album: IS THIS DESIRE? Her 4th LP
Released: 28 September 1998 – 20 years ago
ROLLING STONE review: “A classic-rock spinster druid in Dr. Marten drag, a demon stewardess on her very own astral plane, Polly Jean Harvey knows she has a great formula,
and she doesn’t mess with it on ‘Is This Desire?’ Her lusty English-farm-girl voice and guitar
still trace the fates of glamorously doomed heroines with names like Angelene, Leah and Elise… But for all the gothed-up Eurogloom, Is This Desire? is a lot of fun. Harvey makes her deranged fantasies of feminine evil sound like a righteous Saturday night, albeit a bleak and stormy one… But for all of her fabulous masks, Is This Desire? hits home because it comes down to a very simple sentiment: Harvey wants to know what love is, and she wants you to show her.”
Full review here .
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: PJ is unique in voice, sound, vision, story-telling and performance. And my all-time Harvey fav track ‘The Wind‘ is on this one.
THREE TOP TRACKS: Wind / A Perfect Day Elise / The Garden
* WIND – best PJ track ever…
* A PERFECT DAY ELISE – haunting…
* THE GARDEN – mesmeric…
ALBUM in full…
PJ HARVEY: Website – Facebook – Discography