Lena Hessels - Billow (CD Terp Records)

  

A debut collection of eight short singer-songwriter tracks by the daughter of The Ex’s guitarist which keep things to the barest essentials of voice, acoustic guitar and subtle embellishments afforded by an organ or samples. I’m reminded somewhat of Cat Power’s work given Billow’s generally lovelorn, slightly ravaged and introspective nature, although the neatly minimalist refrain underpinning ‘Standby’ is not only something I could imagine Jim O’Rourke delivering but one which I’d happily see expanded.  RJ.

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