Veda Hille

Return of the Kildeer

by Jason MacNeil

30 April 2007

 

Singer Veda Hille’s 2005 release, now out stateside, was put out on XTC singer Andy Patridge’s label. Thus, many would probably assume this record is a rich, highbrow, and solid album. It certainly is, bringing to mind the likes of fellow Canadian singers like Jane Siberry (now known as Issa) and Mary Margaret O’Hara. After the pretty opening “A Fine Start”, Hille nails the organic, magical “Queen of the May”. Simple but quite stunning is the norm for this record, especially on “Bedlam!”, with its terrible sweetness. Fans of Apple Venus would enjoy and revel in this album, especially “Where Am I From?” and the lush, cinematic quality of “Liza Jane”. Musically, this album is extremely adventurous, with Hille coming right back with a bouncy, pop-tinged “Every Morning”. The strength of the work speaks for itself, whether it’s the tender, melancholic “Bad Heart”, the quirky but effective “A Little Pleasure”, or the haunting “Oh, The Endless Fog!”.

Return of the Kildeer

Rating:

Topics: veda hille
//related
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media

//Blogs

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

READ the article