Tall Tall Shadows is an album that strikes me as having a command over one's awareness. The previous album, Heart of My Own, seemed to be more about calling out turmoil and coping. Her work seems to seethe with a confidence and a beautiful kind of pride.
About a month ago, I downloaded the new Basia Bulat album Tall Tall Shadow from Play. I have been a long time fan of her work. I had an opportunity to get to see Ms. Bulat perform in Columbus Ohio in June 2012 at the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts where she was opening for Bowerbirds. This fall she has been working through the US on tour; check out her site for dates.
To skip to the review, I will have one up soon. Actually, two. It needed two reviews. I like the first one because it documents how much, and especially, in what ways it grew on me.
I rode 32 miles on Thursday night. It was a beautiful evening; soft breeze off the lake front, not too many stray humans on the trail, good music and found a place to get drinks. I rode home from Ravenswood to Lakeview, then took Belmont to the Lakeshore Trail. This was still only one of the first few times I've been on the trail, second time on my bike. I quickly got hooked after a ride with Beth on Tuesday evening. (Caution: Pic Heavy)