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Saturday, 15 April 2017
TWO EASTER BUNNIES
An old Buuny review only recently discovered and a new one only discovered when trying to relocate the old one
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The older review first
Title: More Like A River Than A
Road Catalogue Number: Glalell Records Review Format: Compact Disc Release Year: 2016
Perhaps it is a sign of
the times but I don’t often get to describe any musician as individual or, for
that matter, unique. Sheila K Cameron can, however, only be described by using
those two adjectives with “More Like A River Than A Road” reflecting seven
songs from a copious catalogue of songs on to the mirror of today.
Sheila K Cameron is not
one to follow trends or seek critical favour and her songs, perhaps
unsurprisingly, tend more towards the poetic than the lyrical. She also has
this rather addictive habit of stopping her songs before the finish as if
leaving the listener in limbo gives her some perverse joy. Some may well find
that irritating but, as with all things that require concentration to achieve
appreciation, her alternative approach ultimately proves entrancing.
It is, for example,
impossible for your heart to argue with the perfectly poised sentimentality
that warms “The House with the Windows” or, indeed, the poetic construction of
“Somehow” as, at the very least, they provide evidence that you can intermix
language and emotion without becoming maudlin or confused as to actual intent.
Sheila K Cameron is
unique and that, my friends, is all you really need to know.
Title: Run Through Side A Catalogue Number: Glalell SKC1705CD Review Format: Compact Disc Release Year: 2017
Like most things
regarding Sheila K Cameron, this CD just sort of appeared as if blown in
through the door by the random breeze that is the Post Office these days. No
announcement of intent, no marketing blurb, no hint of purpose. Just a CD
called “Run Through Side A” and a piece of paper that managed to generate
obscurity through honesty.
So what is on the actual
CD? Sheila K Cameron is a true character and she always seems determined to
both avoid any accusation of seeking adoration and to weave the spell that only
those with the soul of a poet can. Therefore these songs, all performed
acoustically with the very minimum of musical backing, are lyrical obscurities
in themselves with even my familiarity with her catalogue of curiosities
confused by the rambling stream of consciousness that transcends the
conventionalities that would be expected by even educated to the point of
Purpose? Who knows?
Nonetheless, Sheila K Cameron remains someone that even the battle hardened
would want to hear.