Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tracklist: Jesca Hoop - City Bird

The Mancunian air doesn't seem quite to have done Jesca Hoop down yet, going on this cut from the Snowglobe EP released on 4th April, even as it sketches out a dark urban underbelly riddled with lonely souls gone and resident bleakness, the title apparently referring to low flying helicopters. Both fragile and sumptuous, Hoop's storytelling of a woman raising a glass to the ghosts in her house is given a sympathetic close-miked treatment, only added to - cello, subtle brass, mulitracked Jesca armies - when absolutely necessary to enhance the mood. Much as she argues against it, you're temped to ask why the subject does it to herself. LA production duo Filmatics provide the stop-motion.

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