« on: June 08, 2009, 12:04:46 AM »
I was just going to mention this one in "now playing" but this is just too great to mention in passing. My expectations of "Mirrorball" were not that high after the recent Foxx collaboration album with Steve Jansen (ex-Japan, Sylvian, etc.), which was so disappointing (a bunch of ambient noodling with no soul is how'd I'd describe that one). Guthrie's guitars are chiming and gorgeous as usual, but it's Foxx's Gregorian chant-like vocals a la his "Cathedral Oceans" series that really shine and bring everything together. A very beautiful, spiritual album, and highly recommended. Definitely a high position on my Top 10 list for 2009 so far.