Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 01:10
Kaki King’s sixth full-length album, Glow, is another example of how utterly innovative and brilliant people still slip through the cracks and away from the ears of the masses.
The first track, “Great Round Burn,” flicks on this purely instrumental album and starts slow like getting on a bike and soon picks up the pace with an exciting violin dueling a plucking acoustic guitar.
Her subtle touch of the guitar strings forces the listener to pay attention to her intricacies. “Bowen Island” has oriental influences and sounds like a peaceful burn inside fragile floating paper lanterns in the night sky on Chinese New Year.
From song to song, and note to note, Glow doesn’t display the same old song and dance; each note seems like it holds the power to change the whole direction of a song. Back to back, “Fences” and “No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Completed” keep the listener inside a stretched out reflective moment sectioned away from the rest of the world, making it easy to get caught up in the album.
Glow is a unique listening experience that deserves to be heard instead of played in the background. “The Fire Eater” burns off wowed eyebrows as it takes the listener through the peaks and valleys across King’s smoking fretboard.
Without a peep from Kaki King’s mouth, this guitar goddess’ command over her acoustic guitar puts even the ruling capabilities of Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell from A Game Of Thrones, to shame.