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Jesca Hoop: The House That Jack Built

Last Updated 9/29/2012 3:26:48 PM

By: Tommy Bellwether

Jesca Hoop The House That Jack Built (Bella Union) Jesca Hoop

The House That Jack Built

(Bella Union)

It's hard to listen to a piece of work like The House That Jack Built and write a pithy 300 word review.  The first thing that hits you is that Ms. Hoop is a serious artist in a deep exploratory artist phase, pushing and pulling at the boundaries of song.  Both the music and words are full of demands that challenge the listener to dig deep and look for the reward.  Her lyrics never fail to intrigue and yet manage to communicate her unique worldview of love and life.

Melodically, she is fresh and her arrangements are modern, without a clever "look at me" tone.  Her voice is an instrument unto itself. Lots of great songs and I am looking forward to learning this record, one that I am sure that I will fall in love with and never be bored by.  If you're looking for someone who is not hamstrung by convention and willing to explore and yet, always lands in a glorious place, please check out The House That Jack Built.

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