Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Emily Haines

Check out the new record from Emily Haines, "Knives Don't Have Your Back".Who, if not Robert Wyatt, wrote cover notes for her album? "Haines doesn't take a predictable route to the inside of your head. No grandstanding. She's a true daughter of the revolution, and has inherited wisdom beyond her years. So how does she reach us? By quietly closing the stage door behind her, dodging the limelight glare for now. She slips around the edge of the stage, almost disappears, keeps to the shadows like her parents taught her, then is suddenly positioned right beside your ear. She's speaking your language but don't be so sure you know what she's thinking - this might be all in code. She's drawn in breath and drawn you in, too. You're hooked but it's not her fault; maybe she was just saying "Hello". (RW)
Emily Haines is Paul Haines' daughter, and the cover of her album looks like a nod to "Escalator Over The Hill". True?


Dan Coffey said...

Yes, I'm sure the cover design was a deliberate nod. Emily also just edited a collection of her father's poems.

Svenn said...

Thanks. I´ll check out that collection.