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Baker's Dozen

Rediscovering Mystery: Neko Case's Baker's Dozen
Emma Madden , May 15th, 2018 10:23

With her ninth full-length album set for release at the beginning of next month, Neko Case takes Emma Madden on a trip from The Cramps to Joanna Newsom, as she calls at 13 ports of strangeness for her Baker's Dozen.

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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
PJ's someone who's not afraid to change a course of direction, she's still always gonna sound like PJ Harvey. But this record, which has all this weird autoharp in the background adds a real tension to the record. There's just so much beauty. She has the thing that I was talking about earlier with Björk, where she has this incredible voice but she's not afraid to make strange sounds with her voice, and it makes her voice sound so much more powerful that way. It taps into that balance of not coming from a place of either a woman or a man, but from being a consciousness.


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