Be Still and Know God is almost strident, with a straightforward guitar lick propelling the song along. But for the most part this music is solipsistic and unremarkable.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Will Oldham - Joya
Joya was released in 1997 under the Will Oldham name. From the opening track O Let It Be, the album features a much fuller sound than any of the Palace material, with prominent electric guitar from David Pajo and more of a band feel. The creeping, lurching Antagonism is muted and interesting but doesn't really go anywhere. And so it goes for the album. New Gypsy has a bluesy backwoods tone to it but Under What Was Oppression and Open Your Heart are more like what you'd expect from him but leave little impression.