US - Maryland - Full Moon 181 - 06/15/11
Some Moths Drink The Tears Of Elephants
Anne Watts and her group Boister have been playing their cool music a while now. Their latest effort sees them being produced by the well-known Jim Dickinson.
The version of a Brecht lyric, "Song of the eight elephant" is a cabaret-tinged song with a flavor of Tom Waits. "Spy" is a soft song with a soulful slant to it that
the band manages very well. Watts' vocal inhabits the song easily and the trombone played by Craig Considine is very well placed. "Nantes" is a traditional song given
a nice reading, Watts singing in a wonderfully lazy way. The other band members play along with great dexterity. "Old House" sees them aim for a jazzy, slow burning mood
with an intoxicating lead vocal. This album is a treasure.
Copyright © 2011 Anna Maria Stjärnell