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Indemnity 2 by Jarboe. CD review.

Indemnity 2 by Jarboe. CD review.

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Published by Pieter Uys
The CD release Indemnity 2 is the second in a trilogy featuring intimate re-interpretations of songs by Swans and World Of Skin plus new ones written exclusively for the project.

Besides three new compositions, Indemnity 2 revisits material from Holy Money (1986), The Burning World (1989), Ten Songs for Another World (1990), The Great Annihilator (1994) and the Gira solo album Drainland (1995).

Instruments are sparingly employed on these resculpted masterpieces as Jarboe’s voice reveals all facets of its spectral, tender and terrifying splendour.

Indescribable soundscapes arise from the music’s polyphonic textures – vocal overtones and harmonic fusions of voice and instrument. The overall sound is refined and richly allusive; except the closing track nothing here is inaccessibly experimental or unbearably intense.
The CD release Indemnity 2 is the second in a trilogy featuring intimate re-interpretations of songs by Swans and World Of Skin plus new ones written exclusively for the project.

Besides three new compositions, Indemnity 2 revisits material from Holy Money (1986), The Burning World (1989), Ten Songs for Another World (1990), The Great Annihilator (1994) and the Gira solo album Drainland (1995).

Instruments are sparingly employed on these resculpted masterpieces as Jarboe’s voice reveals all facets of its spectral, tender and terrifying splendour.

Indescribable soundscapes arise from the music’s polyphonic textures – vocal overtones and harmonic fusions of voice and instrument. The overall sound is refined and richly allusive; except the closing track nothing here is inaccessibly experimental or unbearably intense.

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Published by: Pieter Uys on Mar 23, 2014
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INDEMNITY 2 JARBOE 
The CD release Indemnity 2 is the second in a trilogy featuring intimate re-interpretations of songs by Swans and World Of Skin, and new ones written exclusively for the project. Besides three new compositions, Indemnity 2 revisits material from
Holy Money 
 (1986),
The Burning World 
 (1989),
Ten Songs  for Another World 
 (1990),
The Great Annihilator 
 (1994) and the Gira solo album
Drainland 
 (1995).
 
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Instruments are sparingly employed on these resculp
ted masterpieces as Jarboe’s voice
reveals all facets of its spectral, tender and terrifying splendour. Indescribable soundscapes arise from the
music’s polyphonic tex
tures
 –
 vocal overtones and harmonic fusions of voice and instrument. The overall sound is refined and richly allusive; except for the closing track nothing here is inaccessibly experimental or unbearably intense.
A burst of Jarboe’s contralto opens
The Child’s Right 
, a wrenching lament which first appeared on
Ten Songs For Another World
 where MG performed lead vocal. Acoustic guitar is the main accompaniment, lightly embellished by keyboards and wind instruments. Tension is maintained throughout by sustained modifications in pitch and vocal register.
 
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Distorted words
 –
 glossolalia or reverse speech
 –
 
open this “Mr Sandman” and resurface
throughout. A type of lullaby,
Unreal 
 has a dreamlike quality accentuated by the virtuoso vocal performance and spectacular choral arrangement. The original, from the album
Drainland
, hints at the glossolalic expression at the start and in the backing vocals; tinkling piano and straightforward balladry by MG characterize the track. This
Indemnity
 interpretation lifts the song into wider spatial dimensions. Words fail when it comes to the majestic
Saved.
 If there is chamber music in heaven, this is the sound. This lofty rendition departs from the lovely and moving original on
The Burning World
 mainly in its stately tempo and exquisite arrangement. N
ever have Jarboe’s voices
sounded more enthralling than here, in particular where she performs a duet with herself.

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