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Cary Grace


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 2 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars In this single I believe are crystallized both Cary's origins in American music, and also the psychedelic vintage sound of her British years. "Take This Love" has very mellow and romantic melodic characteristics, and the open echoed ambiences give room for focusing strongly to the vocal performance, which is now more in front than the vintage keyboards. When I contemplated what other stuff would associate with this music, I concluded to a more psychedelic incarnation of "Wrecking Ball" album by Emmylou Harris, mostly the song "Goodbye". Cary's very beautiful composition goes more further in surrealism with ghastly walls sound and screaming solo guitar, supported by slowly swinging guitar chord progression and impressionistic audio treatments. I was also curious to hear how this tender psychedelic performer would treat Bob Dylan's song, also familiar to me for the 13th Floor Elevators album. Her version implements more detailed rhythm arrangements to the opening and middle sections, and contains the most aesthetically beautiful vocal performance of this song which I have yet heard. The American sound is delivered with the slide guitars, and psychedelic sound elements are present in the strongly used echo treatments and dreamy attention to musical supportive details mirrored at the background and in the end of the song. I have liked very much Cary's earlier records, and I'm curious if this single would be an indicator of new directions in her artistic direction. Strong compositions, fine vocals, wide walls of soothing echo sounds, larger array of musical elements and professional band executing the pleasant arrangements culminates to this personal sound.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |


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