Written for Venue magazine, July 2010
A Glimpse of Hope
With Massive Attack putting her smoky vocals to use earlier this year, Hope Sandoval has added yet another name to her collaborations list. Teaming up with ex My Bloody Valentine, Colm Ó Cíosóig to form the Warm Inventions in 2001, last year saw the release of their second album, Through the Devil Softly, a record sure you sweep you away to dreamland with its delicate eddies of strings and percussion.
Dirt Blue Gene appear on the album, as well as this year’s tour, and influence a sultry digression from Sandoval’s back catalogue with tracks like Trouble and For the Rest of your Life, which beautifully compliment the rest of the bell and chime encrusted tracks.