Sunday, 4 September 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #27: Eleanor Friedberger - "Inn Of The Seventh Ray"

I’d always had a feeling Eleanor could do better and it was only her brother who kept dragging her into those jerky, Zappa-esque experiments they were (and are) making as The Fiery Furnaces. And even though their recent I’m Going Away (2009) record was The Furnaces at their poppiest and most accessible, it could not quite prepare me for Eleanor’s first solo record, Last Summer

Its second song, “Inn Of The Seventh Ray”, is memorable, beautifully arranged, and full of mystery of non-cheap sort. But it might be her soulful vocals that really make it so special.

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