Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Conny Ochs - "Raw Love Songs" CD

Debut solo release from a German singer/songwriter who recently toured and collaborated with doom/stoner metal legend Wino, "Raw Love Songs" is a rich and sonorous collection of just what the title implies. "Stampede, Stampede" is a lovely acapella opener, leading into the moving "Lily Of The Valley", which channels Jeff Buckley. "Angels And Demons" reminds of both Buckley and Nick Cave, being full of tortured dark and raw emotion. "Good House" could almost be H.I.M. minus the glitter. The almost-blues of "Waiting For The Monster" are also effective. "Raw Love Songs" is quintessentially a dark acoustic folk album, and a good one at that. (Exile On Mainstream Records)


Conny Ochs site

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