Thursday, September 1, 2011

PBUH021: Noah Wall - Hèloïse

Everything about the sound of Hèloïse unfolds from the centrality of Noah Wall's voice, whether it's new wave disco or simpler pop being treated to his almost maximalist production. Though that same centrality tends to lend the album a melancholic edge, the sensation is in no way inescapable. These songs are an homage - to Noah's mother, Hèloïse Wall - and their emotional significance unfolds in a more spectacular array of color and energy than conventional albums. For those of us still graced by the presence of our mothers, a sense of that significance is elusive, but Noah's homage ultimately achieves a certain unity of transcendence that we can all know.

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