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Passion Play
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on 26 February 2006
You have to wonder how the likes of Katy Carr manage to slip unrecognised under even the alternative media's radar. After her impressive folkier debut, Screwing Lies, this album shows her accomplished, inventive songwriting shifting into a more electronic, commercial arena. That said, it still showcases harmonics as wonderful and moving as early Joni Mitchell. She sings with a distinctly British, folk-tinged clarity twisted up with darkly enigmatic yet unpretentious imagery. This is an eclectic but highly listenable, catchy blend of keyboard loops, jazzy indie beats and folk/acoustic melodies peppered with tablas and brass. Passionate and playful indeed. She's just as impressive live. How many artists can strip their music down to the bare, acapella vocal and hold a hall in breathless thrall? This is a beautiful and refreshing album, and Katy is a talent deserving of a much wider audience.
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