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Emily Jane White’s They Moved In Shadow All Together Is Here…Or Is It? - The Audiophile Man
Emily Jane White Title: They Moved in Shadow All Together Label: Talitres A singer/songwriter from California and late of the group, Diamond Star Halos, White has been a solo recording artist since 2007 while soaking up the atmosphere of France when her debut album, Dark Undercoat, showed a distinct mixture of both folk and blues vibes and has drawn comparison with the likes of Cat Power and Hope Sandoval. In Frozen Garden she comes over all ethereal with a multi-layered arrangement that is floaty and dreamy while White’s own voice is double tracked to add to the unreal atmosphere. Here, her dictation is notable as she is clear and coherent in her delivery of her lyric. There is something slightly alt.indie from the 80s in this track. Something even rather 4AD in tone. Pallid Eyes continues the vocal style but her vocal floats over a stripped acoustic guitar while the ghostly vocal effects adds a gothic atmosphere to the song but also retains the essential folkish thread that keeps the song grounded in a rather stark partnership with the soil. The Ledge has a This Mortal Coil introduction using piano, cello and that layered vocal style. She almost has a folkish …