Thursday, 28 August 2014

Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid [NoiseTrade]

Intelligent Offering

Here’s another fine freebie [or leave a tip] from NoiseTrade, but as it is a promo for the imminent full release of Caroline Rose’s debut album I Will Not Be Afraid, I think receiving it in the gesture it is offered is good enough. I will further that gesture by recommending it here: there’s rockabilly folk in the title track, and some taut rock cleverness in the excellent At Midnight where you keep waiting for the tension in the clipped guitar riffs to explode, but it never quite does so: the expectation adding to the gritty atmosphere. Opener Blood On Your Bootheels on this 7 track sampler from the 11 on the full release deals poignantly with the relatively recent Trayvon Martin killing, and by extrapolation with more recent events in Ferguson. This is an intelligent album musically and lyrically.

You can download from here.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it's worth a listen. Noise Trade is a particularly good site and having been in the Southern States of the US during the whole Ferguson situation, it should also be interesting to hear the opening track and its take on the Martin case. Thanks for reviewing, Some Awe.