June 2006 - Holland Rocks

After Hoboken Winterset is the second CD in a trilogy. And again it's cinematic 'country noir' music that leads you through deserts and ghost towns. Imagine the dark side of Lolita's car ride alongside Humbert Humbert through the US, stopping over at seedy motels. The beautiful artwork seriously enhances the songs written by French bandleader Pascal Halibert. The overall sound is a bit more 'dressed up' than on Hoboken. The band is extended from the standard multi-national trio on bass and drums to a quintet, featuring two ladies on strings. The result is most captivating, and makes the more morose among us look out for album no 3.