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Yowler – Black Dog In My Path (album review)

by Woody on October 22, 2018

Photo Credit: Julie Leiby

I’ve long admired the work that Maryn Jones, has done with Saintseneca. I seem to laud her contributions on every one of their albums, yet I never knew about her project – Yowler. Well now that I do, I am a fan.

Produced by Kyle Gilbride, Black Dog In My Path is the second album for Yowler. Spread across a dozen tracks, Jones varies her approach; bouncing back and forth between quieter tracks and the more expansive louder tracks. On the quieter tracks, it feels as if Jones is pulling away; almost as if she wants to dig a hole and hide. Sorrow and Petals are my favorites from this side of the equation. Where Is My Light? blows things out in a fuzzy mess and WTFK adds touch electro-pop touches.

When she’s able to combine both those worlds, such as Holy Fire, it really hits home. The tune builds slowly before collapsing on itself at the end. It doesn’t sound anything like a Wye Oak tune, yet every time I listen to it, I am reminded me Wye Oak. Go figure.

I am fan of Jones. I’m glad I belatedly discovered her project and her latest album.

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