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Shannon Wright

Let it in the Light

(11tx cd, 34'o7" - Viscious Circle 'o7)

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Shannon Wright's Music is oxygen to Me. Said that, new album Let in the Light arrives 3 years after emotional corrosive Over The Sun, and following splendid collaboration album with Yann Tiersen in 2oo5 (- personally, a dream coming true..). Let in the Light is Her fifth full-lenght release (or sixth, if we include that gentle ep entitled Perishable Goods), and Shannon is one more time able to make Her high inspiration shine: a pure line of passionated poetry and emphasis. While previous album was more striclty noisy guitar-driven in its wilder rage and pianocentric during more innermost arrangements, Let in the Light seems to me as an encounter between early folk-oriented Flight Safety (Louise novel, as well When The Light Shone Down, opened by a low-key digressive scala), Her experience with Tiersen (indie rock oriented Don't You Doubt Me), while a piece as Everybody's Got Their Own Part to Play is more a condescending single on coordinates of Abbey Road era, strong of catchy drumming: only later, it's interpretable as an accessible invitation for an hidden trap made of brooding complexity, pain for missed opportunities, love (Defy this..), or gratitude to a smile (So glad / to see / you smiling / On this /new morning / with me - as She sings along piano ballad Steadfast And True). What's Let in the light? Frailty, my answer, although Her frailty is not exactly that vulnerable, it's more like a discipline to take the best from a shimmering light. (ps. last but not least, Let in the Light has been recorded by Andy Baker (not first time sound-engineering Wright's Music), also on bass, - while drums are by Kyle Crabtree of Shipping News / Rachel's and Amanda Kapousouz is at violins).

ƒ˜mp3 (via touch&go):
.11. Everybody's Got Their Own Part to Play
_more music @ myspace/shannonwright
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