Sarah Neufeld – Detritus – One Little Independent Records

Perhaps you can take it leave it. I couldn’t because as time passes by the less I care about getting stuck by formula, expectation, or certainly what fits in where given the almost absurd amount of musical genres you are supposed to experience nowadays. I’m interested in Artists because they create Art, but not beholden to them. The primary thing has always been the sounds themselves and how/ what they communicate to you. Sarah Neufeld’s album is a golden reflection of all of the above being self-defining as well as intensely emotional soaring to heights, diving for pearls. Whether that’s contained within the haunting sadness accompanying Reflection, Stories and or the more challenging, concluding Detritus the free flowing stream of instrumentation and wash of voices is most rewarding. However, the tracks including drums don’t fit as well for me for some reason. I guess they pull thoughts in different directions, feeling somehow more traditionally Rock orientated, while not carving out quite the same golden niche such as Stories below…

Release: May 14

Share this post: