Canada - Full Moon 91 - 03/06/04
This is not your commonplace band. Johnny Hollow craft a rather strange, dark etheralism in
The innovative arrangements and intriguing songs make this a rich and weird debut. The whispered
vocals of "Halfway to God" makes it very suggestive. The dimly-lit empty ballroom melodrama of
"Rasputin" is another peak. Janine White's seductive vocals suit it well.
The traditional "Motherless Child" has found a brand new treatment. "Stolen" is heavy on
distortion and waltzes into the land of the remarkable band Rasputina. Kitty Thompson's cello
lends it a special twist.
"Dark Thing" is all muted atmospherics and siren voices. The catchiest number "Shock Me Peter"
is lovely. Vincent Marcone's voice contrasts well with Janine White's.
Johnny Hollow is a rare thing, a band that dares to dream.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell