Milla

The Peopletree Sessions

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Milla Jovovich's 1994 debut The Divine Comedy was an engaging Euro-folk-pop album replete with traditional instruments like dulcimer, fiddle, harmonium, and mandolin. It showcased Jovovich's acute sense of melody and intelligent lyrics and was slickly produced by Rupert Hine; comparisons to Sally Oldfield and Laurie Anderson's more commercial moments were accurate. While Peopletree Records specializes in "electronic folk," The Peopletree Sessions stylistically marks a 180-degree turnaround for Jovovich. "Efolk" has nothing to do with the implementation of traditional instruments commonly associated with folk music, nor with the "electrified" nature of folk-rock, but everything to do with the do-it-yourself, in-home approach as it relates to the project's overall production -- home studios versus corporate studios. The Peopletree Sessions is a dark, electro-urban, dadaistic recording that lacks melody and dynamics and relies almost exclusively on electronic gadgetry. Any of its monotonous and dirge-like tracks would make for an appropriate music track for a contemporary, black and white, stream-of-consciousness video or film.

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