Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, One Good Thing (2010)
Vashti Bunyan, Kathryn Williams, acoustic Beth Orton or a very folky stripped-down Lamb
Own, occasional co-written
Lou Rhodes' solo work is almost the opposite of her work with Lamb—it's really stripped-down and simply presented. It has the same emotive power and Lou Rhodes' gorgeous, raspy voice. The main instrumentation is generally acoustic guitar, the focus on Lou Rhodes vocals and lyrics. It's mostly, though not always, low-key. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
2006—Infinite Bloom Recordings—INFB001
Lou Rhodes—vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, chair legs, bells, bamboos
Emre Ramazanoglu—stick bundles, udu, percussion, drums, drum kit
Emre Ramazanoglu and Lou Rhodes
I'd heard last year about Lou Rhodes (formerly of the duo Lamb) releasing a solo album, but I hadn't heard about its actual release. So I was quite happily surprised to find it at Tower Records. It's a great album, lush, mellow, intense at times, like early autumn or early spring. It could probably be compared to acoustic Beth Orton or a folky Lamb. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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