It’s been one of those lives. We seem incapable of escaping our never-ending days and too-short nights. We are in agreement with the Mad Hatter on this one, as time won’t do a thing we ask. Suddenly, we’ve stopped. We’re sitting. We’re staring. Only in thoughtless meditation could we possibly become refreshed enough to carry on, and Entertainment for the Braindead’s latest album Roadkill allows us to do just that. Julia Kotowski’s intricately delicate melodies float in and around you, leaving you just enough room to sigh deeply and trust that the ethereal music will do you good. The eclectic blend of swift instruments lends itself to light strumming and even daintier vocals. Her fragile songs free us from many folk artists these days as rather than being smothered into profuse listening we are swept into a place of healing. Our time ceases to matter, and the true time, the kairos of our universe, seems ripe to cover us while singing breezes of banjos and tambourines gently lull us to rest. A deeply rejuvenating creation with dewy lifts and lilts, Roadkill is easily the most necessary album for bringing us into spring.
Aaahh Records [Digital LP, 2010]
1. Sirens #1
3. Dry Wood
9. When We Were Young
10. Sirens #2