Jane Weaver appreciation thread

New album announced for release in March (why so long!) - preview track up now.

I liked the Misty Dixon and indeed her first few solo albums ok but The Silver Globe onwards are just absolutely stunning records imo. They just kind of hit a perfect little sweet spot of so many things I like in music and bring it all together.

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Liked the new single a lot on first listen. Can’t say I adored all of the last album but the tracks from it that hit really hit.

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Yeah, this sort of where I landed with it. The stuff I like I really really love, the rest I found a little indistinguishable. Still, a 50% or somhit rate is better than the vast majority of artists and I’m very much looking forward to hearing what she does next.

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Silver Globe is amazing

Was going through CDs to sell earlier but that’s staying and going straight in the car

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One of the few gigs I got to in 2020

Feel like I should have got one of the prints of the poster this guy made for it

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ClUa1hZuu/?igshid=quz0kidkn4hn

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One of the few times where I’ve been in a music shop (Fopp - Charing Cross Road) and actually asked a member of staff what was playing as it instantly grabbed me and bought the album right there. Was Modern Kosmology. Have followed her since. Lovely stuff :+1:

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The singer has a very clean vocal, the musical instruments used for the music are rather strange, and the whole style is a bit like a high school girl. It’s hard to imagine that Misty Dixon has debuted for nearly 20 years.

Is this as in Dr & the Crippens (guests)?

nah, think this is just the name someone DJs under, usually does nights called Dr Crippens Waiting Room i think. never heard of Dr and the Crippens before now.

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Just getting round to listening to the new album, it is pretty good. Didn’t realise she was (or was in) Misty Dixon. Never really spent a lot of time with her stuff but Spotify is constantly recommending her to me on any of the algorithm playlists I check out.

Any particular highlights worth checking out first from her back catalogue?

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Yeah there’s maybe one or two bits of filler towards the end but overall it’s a good record. If you like this one the last one Modern Kosmology was enjoyable too (though equally had some filler in it)

Anything from Silver Globe onwards is ace imo.

Loops in the Secret Society is a personal favourite but it’s maybe where she extended the experimental side most so it’s probably less immediately accessible.

Edit - if you like Misty Dixon the first 3 albums are probably more in that general area. I like them just fine but felt she found her sound with Silver Globe so haven’t spent much time with the previous albums.

Came in to recommend basically all of ^this.

This has also just reminded me that I have my vinyl copy of The Silver Globe still in the wrapper, waiting to be spun…

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Love the new album. I’ve always liked her but was beginning to feel that she was repeating herself a bit. I think the songwriting on this record is her strongest ever though.

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really like the opener on the new album. rest of the album was decent but didn’t quite live up to Modern Kosmology for me.

still need to check out The Silver Globe, and might check out some of her folky early stuff as well

Love this one. One of my favourite tracks of the year.

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Yep, Solarised is my favourite off the new album too.

This is one of faves from Modern Kosmology:

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The last three/ four albums have been superb, the Fenella album was good as well. I like this one from a while or so ago, reminds me a bit of the Wizards Sleeve remix of Roscoe by Midlake.

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Not heard that before - it’s good :+1:

Particularly like the tom fills towards the end - has a mid 80s era Cure vibe…

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