Label: Loose - VJCD196,PIAS UK - VJCD196 • Format: CD Album Digipak • Country: Europe • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
Jim White 's music seems to come from a world all his own, a curious place where Flannery O'Connor and Big Star 's Third hold sway as key cultural signposts, and with each album he adds a few more details on life in his Southern gothic universe. White 's latest collection of missives from his version of the Deep South, 's Where It Hits Youis his first full-length project since leaving David Byrne 's Luaka Bop label, but if you imagined Chase The Dark Away - Jim White - Where It Hits You being without a successful patron would cause White 's art to suffer, your fears were unfounded -- this album finds White in typically fine and eccentric form, spinning tales of oddball characters accompanied by music that's often beautiful but also spectral and curiously introverted, conjuring the sound of ghosts drifting through a Skating In Central Park - The Modern Jazz Quartet - On Tour town at three in the morning.
Considering that he also dabbles in filmmaking and visual art, it's no surprise that there's a welcome sophistication in White 's music, but there's also a very real avoidance of self-conscious artifice and little that's pretentious; no matter how odd his tales may be, there's a genuine understanding of the idiosyncrasies and strange fates of his characters, and whether he's sharing the story of a morbidly obese sibling in "My Brother's Keeper" or lamenting a relationship that's gone to seed in "Epilogue to a Marriage," there's a welcome honesty and authority to this music that's affecting.
However, as much as atmosphere plays a key role in Where It Hits YouDo You Care - Kayak - The Last Encore White seems more interested in creating a shadowy mental picture of his universe than in crafting a melody, and the second half of Where It Hits You suffers from too much meandering and too little focus.
But when Chase The Dark Away - Jim White - Where It Hits You hits the target -- and he does so more often than he misses -- he's still a singular musical artist with a singular vision, and he's not even close to running out of stories on Where It Hits You.
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That Wintered Blue Sky. Epilogue To a Marriage. Why It's Cool. Chase the Dark Away Jim White. Spotify Amazon. Sunday's Refrain Jim White. The Way of Alone Jim White.
State of Grace Jim White. Infinite Mind Jim White. Here We Go Jim White. My Brother's Keeper Jim White. Epilogue To a Marriage Various - Promo Only Progressive Club: April 2000 White.
Why It's Cool Jim White.
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