Joan Of Arc
How Can Anything So Little Be Any More?
Six months after Joan Of Arc’s final full-length album, The Gap, comes this final farewell. Pieced together by Tim Kinsellas and Engineer Casey, this album of sorts is pulled together from the stranger areas of the last album’s recording sessions. Strange noises and disturbing pianos, vocals that waver like a slow motion hummingbird. This is a moving picture meant to show what Joan Of Arc was. They’re not an easy band to listen to, attentions get distracted in the middle of the melodics by a perfect line, and then as you settle in, you’re hit by an uncomfortable noise that stops just before you almost hate it, and then you’re led back into enchantment. Young kids sing alone and out of key, pianos play slightly wrong, static cuts and breaks into keyboards, and sometimes it all feels like a mess, but in the chaos, you can see almost brilliance, and you know that this band will be missed.
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