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Give me peace, Give me love and a H-----,
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This review is from: Boys For Pele [Australian Import] (Audio CD)
This album endlessly amazes me. I've had it for a number of years now and overplayed it dreadfully, but everytime I listen I hear something new. Tori goes from the sublime to the profane, from nightmarescapes to dreamscapes, effortlessly. The poems start off slowly, softly, gradually getting faster as we are led into the dark world of pele by the horses of the title. Pele is difficult to describe as it's such a mix of styles and styles that it sounds almost primeval. Tori herself says it was a musical journey to the 'dark place' and a way of battling a lot of her demons. It was recorded in an old church in Ireland and there is no doubt the sense of history and 'otherworldliness' comes shining through throughout the album. Don't expect it to instantly click with you, because it won't. I didn't like it when I first heard it but I perservered, and now its one of my favourite albums of all time. This is music when it become more than music and becomes an art form.