Review : COCOROSIE - Noah's Ark
StylusMagazineCocoRosie frightens me. I see in these sisters the squirm of incest, de Maupassant’s keen tragedies and Faulkner’s sweatheap southern Gothic gone avant-folk. I feel fatigue, family skeletons, loved and lost on payouts and blackmail. I hear ages, legions, and broken limbs in these voices....full text
SoundsXPAn open mind is the passport to CocoRosieland; the sisters Casady are the poster children for the wyrd-folk scene and will enchant or infuriate (we naturally find the former). Their debut album ‘Maison de Mon Reve’ in 2004 had a mesmerising beauty and there are similar treasures within ‘Noah’s Ark’, although there isn’t the same sense of surprise as there was 18 months ago, with so many folky fellow-travellers now haunting the public eye....full text
Times OnlineWith their cooing, giddy vocals, acid-folk settings and oblique lyrics, the Cassady sisters Bianca and Sierra are the essence of an acquired taste. Are you strong enough for the likes of Bear Hides and Buffalos, which contains the lines “naked bronze trembling queen stolen from Egypt/ buried in England/ island of the blue dolphin”? Coco Rosie’s follow-up to last year’s La Maison de Mon Rêve is full of such precocious and eerie ballads that sit somewhere between Björk’s enchanted flights and Billie Holiday’s opium blues....full text
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