Jess Ribeiro - Kill It Yourself
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On her sophomore album there’s a subtlety to Ribeiro’s music that finds form in both her voice and the sonic qualities of the songs. Containing darker shades of sensuality, folksiness and coyness with ethereal qualities that at different times bring to mind Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. Musically she draws from alt. country, gothic folk, slowcore and a gentle and swampy post-punk vibe in the vein of the Bad Seeds - the album was recorded in collaboration with Mick Harvey.
Ribeiro has created an all encompassing mood on Kill It Yourself. It drifts on a dreamy plane, heavy-lidded at times, quietly strident at others. It’s a rewarding shift from the country sound of previous releases but above all it’s an excellent example of graceful and mature songwriting.