Patricia Barber – Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL 2002] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Patricia Barber – Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL 2002]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:00 minutes | Scans included | 2,94 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,35 GB

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as a “homage to beauty” that seems to connect painting one’s face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the “postmodern blues” and other depressing topics. Even her treatments of “You and the Night and the Music” and “Light My Fire” make one think that she is utterly bored with life. Barber, whose piano playing is mostly very much in the background, comes across on this set as a pop/folk singer. Most of the jazz moments are provided by trumpeter Dave Douglas, who is on half of the selections and adds some much-needed excitement; guitarist John McLean, bassist Michael Arnopol, and drummer/percussionist Mark Walker complete the group. This set is definitely for specialized tastes.


01 – Touch of Trash
02 – Winter
03 – You & The Night & The Music
04 – Constantinople
05 – Light My Fire
06 – Silent Partner
07 – Company
08 – Let It Rain
09 – She’s A Lady
10 – Love, put on your faces
11 – Postmodern Blues
12 – Let It Rain
13 – Out Of This World



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