jueves, diciembre 31, 2015

Rescate emotivo vol.6 - Molly Drake (2013)


"(...) This collection of home-recorded songs by Molly Drake, mother of Nick and writer of her own private, secluded songs, offers another perspective on where Nick might have developed his songwriting voice. Recorded at home to a rudimentary tape setup during the 1950s, the 19 songs here feature solely Molly's soft but strong vocals and spare piano accompaniment. Her poetic lyrics are sometimes storytelling, sometimes nostalgic, and other times more vague, but even at their most lighthearted are touched by a somber tone of despair. Songs like "Poor Mum" and "I Remember" foreshadow the dour softness that Nick Drake would sculpt in his most minimal songs on Pink Moon. Elsewhere, songs like "How Wild the Wind Blows" have a more chilling effect, with a brittle lo-fi recording quality and the sound of church bells and birds in the background melding with Molly's frail vocals, resulting in a haunting, restless feeling. (...)"

(Fred Thomas - Review completa en http://www.allmusic.com/album/molly-drake-mw0002505189)


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