MITCHELL,JONI - TURBULENT INDIGO
Format: Compact Disc
Joni Mitchell marks her return to the Warner Bros./Reprise label--which released her first four albums through BLUE--by recording an authentic Joni Mitchell album. The best elements of each stylistic phase are now fully integrated within a band context--but the singer-songwriter has refocused attention on her husky contralto and spatial acoustic guitar tunings.
TURBULENT INDIGO is a masterpiece of contrast and moods, brilliantly paced and arranged, as Mitchell confronts the darkening clouds on America's horizon, but not with a canvas of dark foreboding. Mitchell paints her epic in discreet pastels, and lonely bursts of instrumental colour-- TURBULENT INDIGO makes the medicine go down easy, without giving in to slacker nihilism or new age pathos.
On "Sex Kills" she essays a litany of problems without solutions, as Latin percussion, tolling bass, dreamy synths and distant distorto guitars serve to amplify the air of menace...the sound of her voice the only outpost of lyric calm or order. But "How Do You Stop" follows with tales of success hangovers, a tapestry of country guitar and chi chi Philly soul. Throughout TURBULENT INDIGO, Mitchell's wayward pilgrims wrestle with doubts, but come out in the end on the side of Job, and endure with grace. Just gorgeous, personal music--a new peak for Joni Mitchell.
|3)||How Do You Stop|
|5)||Last Chance Lost|
|7)||Not To Blame|
|9)||Yvette In English|
|10)||Sire Of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)