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FIND ME

Happy Rhodes

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 3 ratings

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Slartibartfast
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4 stars This may turn out to be Happy Rhodes swansong. Begun in 2001, this one wasn't completed until 2007 and now she has moved on to other things. If it is, it is a nice ending to her discography. The songs are quite personal and indeed, she even did the album artwork herself. Perhaps getting rid of some personal "demons" by incorporating them into song.

At the beginning of her discography you have just her, her guitar, and a few other instruments. On this one she has brought in a nice array of musicians, including Hansford Rowe of Gong and Gongzilla fame on bass for most of the tracks. Bon Lozaga and Trey Gunn also show up on a track each. I'm not famlilar with the rest of the crew, but they make for a really rich listening experience.

Of course the lyrics and her voice are what make the album really intense. One And Many, inner conflicts. Little Brother, a sibling who died young. Find Me, metaphorically. She Won't Go, another person inside her head. Here And Hereafter, not parting with someone special even after death. Carlie, a guy with "issues" who kills himself and she sees aspects of his personality in her self. Can't Let Go "Of my old place, of my old face, of my old things". Queen, the ego or egomaniac. Treehouse, it's mine "And only those who like me are going to be invited in". The Chosen One, seeing marriages and mulling over being passed over for one. The album wraps up beautifully with Fall, death as falling into sleep.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |

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