my goodness, Son Lux and My Brightest Diamond stroke again!
non content to enlighten the autumn with a new album called This Is My Hand, Shara Worden and My Brightest Diamond spoiled us lately with None More Than You, a first EP.
the first title is a remix of Dreaming Awake by Son Lux – a lullaby which was originally performed as a duet with Colin Stetson‘s breathtaking sax. this fantastic collaboration between Shara Worden and Colin Stetson isn’t the first one, since Worden sang twice on Stetson’s New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, a very ambitious and fascinating album released in 2011.
along Son Lux’s remix, the EP offers another beautiful version of Dreaming Awake under the form of a layer orchestral cake. this is absolutely delicious and, icing on this very cake, the symphonic version was recorded and filmed live in Yonkers, New York, where it brought the police to an decaying power station.
this Mason Jar Mix version shows Shara Worden’s virtuoso flair for composing, decomposing, recomposing melodies and also her generosity to involve regularly young musicians in her projects.
among the other titles of None More Than You, the doubtful synthesizing Whoever You Are illustrates Worden’s appetite for frills and flounces, and seems to confirm (alas!) the very 80’s set she had presented in late february during Stargaze Festival at Volksbühne.
fortunately, two other beautiful aerial songs extend the magic of the opening title, with That Point When and Dreams Don’t Look Like.