AMN Reviews: Tara Jane ONeil – Where Shine New Lights (Kranky)

homepage_large.1908b0afWhere Shine New Lights is perhaps the loveliest quasi-ambient setting for a strong, serious but soft-spoken singer/lyricist since Michael Brook and Brian Eno produced Jane Siberry on When I Was a Boy. “There’s a long stream that binds us together,” Tara Jane ONeil sings, and tributaries run straight to the brain and all the way out to the tips of the limbs. The album is snow and ONeil is a pearl. Look very closely.

Stephen Fruitman