Like Love Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul
A sprawling album, deep with musical and lyrical texture. There's a timeless quality to this record; it's rocking guitar solos and driving rhythms could easily be a lost gem cut by Crazy Horse between takes with Neil, but it retains the fragile beauty of much of Sykes' earlier work as well. From lilting to waltzing sway to hallucinatory psychedelia, this record finds Sykes and her band exploring new sounds with a confident ease. Guest appearances from Nicolai Dunger, jazz keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, and avant-grade violinist/ composer Eyvind Kang.