Take a look at this mini-documentary about the new Neko Case album. The record in question, Middle Cyclone, is out now!
I’ve made it pretty clear that I think Neko Case’s voice is one the best ones out there as far as active, very active, singer-songwriters are concerned. And it’s nice to get to see inside of her process a bit as we do here in this clip. One of the things that struck me about this little featurette is the point she makes about taking old technology and using it to make a modern sound, which I think is a fascinating approach. Given that she’s pulling from so many influences down the decades, there is a certain propriety in it.
And is that a glimpse of Garth Hudson formerly of the Band I caught? Garth played on her last record Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Given that Case has holed herself up in an old barn with her band to bring this record about, perhaps the propriety of Hudson’s presence can be appreciated on more than just one level.
For more information on the new music, and to hear the music itself, check out Nekocase.com.