Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Funk/Soul | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Pias | Autor: WK

You can rely on the New York singer Joan As Police Woman. Her existentialist White Soul penetrates the abysses of everyday life and opens the synapses between a perfectly polished surface and the usual corpses in the cellar. Three years after her masterpiece "The Deep Field" she took her time to find a connection that is more than just a copy. The beginning of the album surprises. The second track in particular sounds like a determined leap into the arbitrariness of top-fourty R&B. But that's where the artist's confusion begins. Already the next song, "The Classic", is a quirky Doo-Whop number, and from then on it becomes more and more exaggerated. The former partner of Jeff Buckley proves once more to be a master not only of emotionally charged nuances, but also of stylistic feints. Many things seem brittle, some things are only hinted at, each track follows its own dramaturgical plan. The album "The Classic", full of relish and disrespectfully historicizing, is the most versatile record by policewoman Joan Wasser to date.

Top Track: What Would You Do

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