My review of the new Linda Perhacs is up at PopMatters. I love Parallelograms, and while here return isn’t up to that level it does have some lovely tunes on it.
However, there are songs on The Soul of All Natural Things that do succeed, if not quite on the transcendent level of Parallelograms’ title cut. For example, “River of God” manages to put it’s Enigma-esque beat to good use, and Perhacs sings with sincerity and passion. There is no doubting her conviction and belief, and it carries the song until the chorus, when her voice weaves with those of her collaborators Ramona Gonzalez and Julia Holter in a tapestry of shifting, delicate tones. The same layered vocals return on “Prisms of Glass”, where they reflect and refract, and split and combine, like light through the prisms of the title.