contemporary art, culture and criticism from a Jewish-Eskimo in the Pacific Northwest.
Gentleman Reg's new album Jet Black is brilliant, Plain and simple. It's fey and fierce and rousing and soothing all at once. The simple refrain in Rewind "there's no point in going back when the masterpiece is crumbling." speaks volumes of the emotional destruction at the end of relationship. While Darby and Joan mined similar territory Jet Black is a more mature polished work from one of Canada's most idiosyncratic and gifted young artists. His lilting falsetto is that baby breathed angel singing the woes of modern living. This is shaping up to be one of my favorite releases this year already (along with Morrissey and Grace Jones)
Posted by Andrew klaus-Vineyard at Saturday, March 21, 2009
Labels: Gentleman Reg, music review, queer music, rock music
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