Chris Lee

Plays and Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns and Oriki Blue

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Chris Lee gives us pop lyrics with vaguely blue horn backed arrangements. His avant-garde past brings in the occasional unexpected metaphor and turns to this exquisite collection of songs. Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley was so interested as to co-produce and perform on this album. A heightened honesty exudes from this album that lacks pretense and unnecessary ornamentation. The room left is taken up by authenticity and the crisp emotional effect of sudden sadness displayed with musical economy.

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