Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions – Son of a Lady – Review by Killian Laher
Hope Sandoval, with Colm O’Ciosóg release a sort of short, companion EP to last year’s fine Until the Hunter album. It opens with possibly the ultimate Sandoval song title – Sleep. This has a far more majestic melody than you might expect from the title, reminiscent of We Have All The Time In The World played on drowsy guitar and glockenspiel. Swooning keyboards introduce the late night, lazy sounding title track. It’s certainly one to the dim the lights and recline to, as much as anything else she’s put her name to. Rounding out the EP is an acoustic version of one of the highlights of last year’s album. Though the presence of Kurt Vile is missed here, the stripped down arrangement takes the song off in another, more delicate direction, with strummed guitars supplemented by a little organ here and there.
There’s nothing radically new here. But if you liked any of Sandoval’s previous work, either with the Warm Inventions or Mazzy Star, you’ll want this.
2. Son of a Lady
3. Let Me Get There (acoustic)