Kristin Hersh delivers a gritty and beautifully sublime collection of songs in the form of ‘Possible Dust Clouds’. The clarity of acoustic is less pronounced with layers of guitars of varying dirt and a rhythmic hype that is as captivating as it is interesting. Another thing worth mentioning is the fact that each song has it’s own signature sound while maintaining the identity that has grouped them together.
Kristin, in my opinion, shows an evolution on ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ in a clearly different direction as her other recent outings such as ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’ by showing a slightly darker tone and using different instrumentation and interesting chord progressions. To me, it’s her chord and hook choices that really inspire me. She has always been such a masterful songwriter and these songs seem amped up in more original ways.
About ‘Possible Dust Clouds’
Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release. Her tenth studio album, ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is a highly personalized sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tailwind of a venomous din.
Enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of ‘dark sunshine’, a brooding solo record created with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty.
Feedback and phasing gyrate from simply strummed normality, imagine Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine cranking up a Dylan couplet.
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‘Possible Dust Clouds’ is a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock’s true innovators.
“She’s still as powerful a presence as she ever was.”
“The prodigious output and commitment to quality is pretty staggering, but then Kristin Hersh is a very, very special musician.”
– The Quietus
“Throwing Muses became a byword for college-rock feminism in the late 80s, largely because of Hersh’s uncompromising impressionist poetry of emotional anguish, subjugated womanhood and mental illness.”
– The Guardian
SOURCE: Official Bio
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