|Laura Marling — Short Movie|
Laura Marling — Short Movie Ξ Koncept alba “self” se projeví nejvíce v písni “Easy”, vyjadřující nutnost trávit čas o samotě kvůli zrání a růstu. “You can’t get lost if you’re not on your own / You can’t be found if you’re not all alone”.
Ξ Short Movie oplývá také experimenty s hravými vokály v ‘Strange’ a ‘Gurdjieff’s Daughter’, kde se stírají hranice mezi řečí a zpěvem ve sprechgesang stylu. Produkce je plnější a přechod na elektrické kytary a Pacy rytmy je jistým prubířským kamenem její schopnosti vyvíjet se jako umělec.
Ξ Nevinnost Laura hlasu se roztříštila v ‘Short Movie’, kde je strhující opakování, “It’s a short fucking movie man”. Teenage British folkie finds rabid fanbase on MySpace, immediate major–label attention.
Ξ Moving toward a much bigger and electric feel from her previous albums, Short Movie is the fifth album from BRIT Award winning Laura Marling. In the space of only seven years since her debut, Laura has been a constant presence in end of year lists and award nominations and has already been shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize three times.
Born: February 1, 1990 in Eversley, Hampshire, England
Location: London, UK
Album release: March 24, 2015
Record Label: Virgin EMI
01 Warrior 5:19
02 False Hope 3:13
03 I Feel Your Love 4:03
04 Walk Alone 3:19
05 Strange 3:17
06 Don't Let Me Bring You Down 3:10
07 Easy 3:44
08 Gurdjieff's Daughter 4:22
09 Divine 2:59
10 How Can I 3:22
11 Howl 5:06
12 Short Movie 4:36
13 Worship Me 3:34
℗ 2015 Virgin Records Ltd
Laura Marling: Short Movie review — a slightly frayed masterpiece
Michael Hann, Thursday 19 March 2015 21.30 GMT, Score: ****
Ξ The fifth album from the artist enticingly described in one US paper as “the pin–up girl of the neo–Brit folk–rock movement” is a curious thing: a record that sounds like a masterpiece at first, but which frays slightly with deeper listening. It’s not the fault of the songs — though Short Movie isn’t quite as strong as the brilliant Once I Was an Eagle, it’s still pretty masterly — but Marling’s voice. A spell spent living in LA has left her wanting not just to bring elements of the Laurel Canyon sound into her music, but also left her employing an obtrusive American accent that at times — as on the sprechgesang of Strange — overwhelms the song. But it feels churlish to criticise too much: Marling’s a prodigiously gifted writer, dissecting her dissastisfaction with surgical certainty: “Love seems to be some kind of trickery,” she sings on Don’t Let Me Bring You Down, “Some great thing, to which I am a mystery.” It’s less musically intense than its predecessor — as well as the usual neo–Brit folk rock, there’s spindly and angular rock and even, on Gurdjieff’s Daughter, an unmistakable debt to Sultans of Swing. Short Movie feels like the work of someone who’s going to be around for a long time. :: http://www.theguardian.com/
Stephen Thompson, NPR Music, MARCH 15, 201511:03 PM ET
Ξ It’s hard to believe Laura Marling is only 25 — not just because Short Movie is her fifth album, and not just because she’s been singing with wise, almost impatiently weary authority since she was 16. What’s especially striking is the way she’s allowed her recordings and persona to evolve through so many decisively rendered, fully formed phases. Marling found her voice unusually early in life, but she’s also never stopped refining it or discovering new ways to bare its teeth.
Ξ In 2013, that process resulted in Once I Was An Eagle, an ambitious 63–minute breakup album whose intricate acoustic arrangements sounded as stormy as the work of bands 20 times as loud. It was a virtually impossible act to follow, in terms of quality and scope — she reportedly scrapped one attempt prior to this one — and Marling ultimately tackles the job by initiating another left turn. Short Movie shakes up her rumbling acoustic arrangements with an influx of electric sounds, in the process giving her a greater arsenal with which to brood, search, seethe and menace.
Ξ Throughout these 13 songs, Marling metes out actual aggression only sparingly, even when her words are barbed and dipped in poison. But there’s no mistaking the intensity of songs like the unplugged “Strange,” in which she presents two sides of an adulterous relationship while conveying knowing mockery, indignant pride, a little sympathy and a lot of hard ache.
Ξ Elsewhere on Short Movie, Marling gives her songs more room to sprawl, with looseness that never devolves into slackness. The London–bred singer recently settled in L.A. after an eight–year bout of restless motion, during which she toured and recorded constantly, so Short Movie is the product of her first prolonged downtime since her mid–teens. But for Laura Marling, the act of slowing down simply opens up one more new path worth exploring. The music itself never rests. :: http://www.npr.org/
Artist Biography by Margaret Reges
Ξ Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favorably to artists like Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high–profile gigs, not the least of which included an appearance at the 2006 City Showcase: Spotlight London and as the opening act for Jamie T. Although she was still without a label one year later, her debut EP, My Manic and I, was slated for independent release in the late fall of 2007. This status didn't last for long, however, because in early 2008, signed to Virgin, Marling issued Alas I Cannot Swim, which also came as part of a multimedia Songbox package. In 2010, Marling released her sophomore album, I Speak Because I Can, which debuted at number three on the U.K. albums chart and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marling completed a working holiday tour of the U.S. in 2012, where she played a host of solo shows as she traveled through the States, and announced her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, while in California. The record appeared a year later and was her third to be nominated for the coveted Mercury Prize. Following the album’s release, Marling relocated to L.A. in a bid to settle in one place after moving multiple times while releasing four albums in five years, each with accompanying tours. Plans for a fifth release were initially shelved in early 2013, but by 2014, Marling had completed new material and returned to London to record the record. Short Movie was expected to arrive in 2015. :: http://www.allmusic.com/
2008 Alas I Cannot Swim Virgin
2010 I Speak Because I Can Astralwerks
2011 A Creature I Don't Know Virgin
2013 Once I Was an Eagle Ribbon Music
2015 Short Movie Virgin EMI
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|Laura Marling — Short Movie|