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Throughout her career, Kristin Hersh has been forward-thinking not just in the music she makes, but in how she presents it. In the wake of file sharing and illegal downloads, she was one of the first artists to embrace creative release strategies, particularly with 's Crooked.
Originally released as a book that included a download code as well as Hersh 's commentary on the album and stems to make remixes of its songs, it gave listeners something tangible as well as something to explore on different levels.
At the time, however, Crooked 's pioneering release meant it wasn't quite as available to a wide audience as some of her other albums -- a shame, because it's a riveting example of everything that's compelling about her solo music. Crooked 's songs are vivid yet open-ended, inviting listeners into Hersh 's fascinating stories and confessions. Her songcraft is as startling and hypnotic as 7.
Mem Und Nun: Wie Habe Ich Dein Gesetze So Lieb (SWV 488) - Heinrich Schütz, The Hilliard Ensemble, especially on "Sand," a fine example of how effortlessly she swirls together fury and contemplation; "Fortune," with its slow-burning mix of affection and recriminations, is even more complex. The choppy rhythms and sliding chords she introduced on Hips and Makers sound familiar -- and just as striking -- on "Krait," where her imagery of a "sunburned snarl" is the perfect description of Crooked and her music in general.
Elsewhere, "Coals" and the title track feel like harbingers of the heat Sand - Kristin Hersh - Crooked intensity she brought to Possible Dust Clouds. At times, Crooked is as full-bore as Hersh 's work with Throwing Muses. She takes that power in an entirely different direction on "Flooding," a premonition The Rose of Tralee - Christopher Lynch - The Minstrel Boy (Shellac, Album) the death of her close friend Vic Chesnutt that echoes "Your Ghost" in the way its cello melody steers the song through its arc of grieving and memories.
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