ALBUM REVIEW: Jane Weaver – Loops in the Secret Society | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.06.19

 

 

 

 

 

Loops In The Secret Society is an ‘expansionist’ re-imagining of songs from Jane Weaver’s earlier albums The Silver Globe (2014) and Modern Kosmology (2017) – but you don’t need to know the originals. Opening song Element’s undulating harmonies and insistent bass pulse pull you into a sweeping soundscape that lasts nearly seven minutes, but doesn’t feel it.

The piece is the gateway to a veritable audio-film, triggering memories of the best futuristic 80s movies, before dropping you gently into the lilting synth-folk fairyland of Cells. I didn’t love every song – Milk Loop  was a bit too ‘90s-router connection’ for me – but I’ve never felt more as though I was walking through the future than I did with this album in my ears.

 

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