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).
21/01 firenze @ titty twister - via del fosso macinante 13 22/01 teramo @ sound 23/01 terranuova bracciolini (ar) - wip working in progress - via Roma 53 24/01 roma @ fanfulla w/ Dead Music dj set 25/01 santa maria ligure @ circolo arci orchidea
26/11 mestre (ve) @ teatro toniolo 28/11 rivoli (to) @ circolo della musica 29/11 bologna @ covo club 30/11 napoli @ secret location 02/12 roma @ spazio diamante
Giardini di Mirò e Robin Proper-Sheppard (Sophia) insieme per un mini-tour di cinque date dopo il tutto esaurito dell’anteprima milanese lo scorso gennaio in Santeria.