I was stunned by this album. I saw Shannon live, just her and her guitar... Then heard this. WOW. The piano is amazing, and the rhythms and textures on this album add the right amount of power and emotion to each track. How is she not more popular???
Favorite track: Soft Noise.
This album gurns and churns with the dense, atmospheric power of an angel wrestling the forces of hell.
Wolfe's voice is an ethereal swirl, but it can cut like a blade. Her guitar, meanwhile, is a reaper's scythe, and with it, she flails like a Balrog summoned deep and raging from the bowels of Middle Earth.
It's an album of dreams and nightmares, a sludge-gaze torrent of painful questions hurled into the void.
A brave, bold and empowering listen. Michael Mueller