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Mariee Sioux: Gift For The End

5 Stars (9 customer reviews)
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Gift for the End, Mariee Sioux's new album, draws its benevolent psychedelia on the native folk roots: a canyon crisscrossed by paths leading Joni Mitchell's, Neil Young's and Bonnie Prince Billy's souls into a deep world music, mystical and ancestral, either from America or from elsewhere.

Since the release of her debut album Faces in the Rocks, the young californian girl from Nevada City toured a lot - sometimes with her homie Alela Diane or Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) -, in the US and in Europe, she also participated in tribute albums to The Cure (Perfect as Cat, released on Manimal Vinyl Records) and to Graham Nash (Be Yourself on Grass Roots Records/Coop) and recorded several tracks in duo with Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) to be released this year.

Gift for the End was recorded between April 2010 and August 2011 in Placerville's Moonsoon Studios and in the Nevada City's Sun Dial studios. Mariee Sioux added intricate melodies to her traditional guitar picking, combining the most classical and the less conventional instruments, allowing herself a wider personal and emotional exploration. As compared to Faces in the Rocks's consistency and uniformity, Gift for the End offers a large variety of sounds, universes and themes, the one about native Americans, as symbolized by traditional flutes, being more discreet.

The guest musicians are familiar and necessary, Sean Kae's arrangements and production sometimes treat the traditional folk instruments in a hallucinogenic way: a subtle carpet of percussions, vocal harmonies, ghostly sounds features allowing to link the tracks together and to weld them into a single block of different crystals electric americana riffs ( Tule ), delicate strokes of Wurlitzer ( Icarus Eye ), classical piano tracks ( Old Magic ), new age analogic landscapes ( White Fanged Foreverness ), country western atmosphere ( Twin Song ), or English psyche folk ( Homeopathic , Ghost in my Heart ).

Gift for the End is a mineral album. It also brings to mind Enya, Linda Perhacs, Townes Van Zandt, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pentangle, Jackson Browne...

Track Listing

1. Homeopathic
Producer: Sean Kae
2. Ghosts In My Heart
Producer: Sean Kae
3. Old Magic
Producer: Sean Kae
4. Icarus Eye
Producer: Sean Kae
5. Swimming Through Stone
Producer: Sean Kae
6. White Fanged Foreverness
Producer: Sean Kae
7. Twin Song
Producer: Sean Kae
8. Tule
Producer: Sean Kae

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Total Comments: 9
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/2/2013 5:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 84.192.226)
Location: Bel Air
Comment: I'll admit. First I was skeptical...I mean, M. Sioux has an impressive body of work, but her whimsical flow over Madlib beats? Would she let the Sean P feature breathe as it needs to? Could she go toe to toe with RA the rugged man's verse without getting upstaged on her own record? The answer is a resounding YES. the Sioux-Sioux train delivers! Can't wait for the prequel GIFT FOR THE BEGINNING!Rumors of a premo beat are already surfacing!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/2/2013 4:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 125.208.96)
Location: Chi City
Comment: Yo! How did I sleep on these jointz??! Illest beats of 2012 imo. this is FIRE. Would love to hear a collab between OC & Marie Sioux soon!
Name: (Posted: 5/4/2012 12:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 169.198.60)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Comment: Why the fuck is this record on this website?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/4/2012 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .215.98.90)
Location: Bronxville
Comment: YO this joint BANGS from start to finish!!! Mariee has the illest flow & da beats KNOCK!!.. Album of the YEAR easily.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2012 11:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 169.198.60)
Location: Topeka
Comment: 8 straight bangers!!!! Mariee + Madlib = fire!!!! Loved the cuts on Icarus Eye. Needed this on wax.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/16/2012 11:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 93.240.221)
Location: The BX
Comment: Just copped!! The BEATS on this joint! ALL HEATERS! Sample heads don't sleep!!
Name: (Posted: 3/26/2012 5:30:00 PM; Partial IP: .215.98.90)
Location: Quebec
Comment: word? Ima have to peep this one
Name: (Posted: 3/26/2012 5:22:00 PM; Partial IP: .215.98.90)
Location: Lost Gates
Comment: Damn! Madlib again and again. I can't believe this new madlib joint! bangers from start to finish!!
Name: (Posted: 3/26/2012 5:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 169.198.60)
Location: Detroit City
Comment: Can't wait to cop this! Perfect for Dilla heads.
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