Boomkat Product Review:
Coming at a time when female singer-songwriters are as frequent as flies on the window of an eighteen-wheeler driving down the M1, such a record has to be pretty different to catch any attention. Tara Jane O'Neil (previously a member of post-rockers and Slint contemporaries Rodan) manages this not by the songs themselves but the very unusual production she employs. Beaten up drum machines, disintegrating tape loops, broken amplifiers; the result is at times something like a restrained Wolf Eyes playing with Kristen Hersh and endears itself triumphantly. The album is most successful when O'Neil allows herself to experiment with the formula that little bit more, as shown on the instrumental and oh-too-brief 'Redux' and the detuned and washy 'Another Sunday Saint'. Recommended for fans of Laura Veirs and Emiliana Torrini.