CD – Season of the Hurricane
Juliet Turner is heading right into the mainstream with this collection
that mixes her songs with a top-notch band of guitar, keyboards,
bass, and drums. There are many influences here, including rock,
Country, folk, jazz, and even touches of electronica.
A number of these are love songs, but most have unusual lyrics,
for example, “The Signal and the Noise”: “And
we are quietly resistant to the threat of nonexistence/And we
can think without assistance from the top.” You might expect
this from a CD that reprints a poem by Hermann Hesse on the sleeve.
Turner is based in pop. The title track might be the best representation
of what she can do. It is an unadorned song with thoughtful lyrics.
It fits in with the contemporary work of other women singer/songwriters:
“I came here unsuspecting of the land that lay in wait/I
came here with wild dogs at my heels.”
There is one cover among the sixteen tracks, an easygoing version
of Nancy Sinatra’s “Sugartown”.
Turner’s pleasant voice and songwriting could make her a
name in the pop world very soon.
Web site at http://www.julietturner.com/.
- Dave Howell
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