Luna Kafé e-zine  Luna Kafé record review
coverpic flag Canada - Full Moon 91 - 03/06/04

Johnny Hollow
Johnny Hollow
Popoff Records

This is not your commonplace band. Johnny Hollow craft a rather strange, dark etheralism in their songs.

The innovative arrangements and intriguing songs make this a rich and weird debut. The whispered vocals of "Halfway to God" makes it very suggestive. The dimly-lit empty ballroom melodrama of "Rasputin" is another peak. Janine White's seductive vocals suit it well.

The traditional "Motherless Child" has found a brand new treatment. "Stolen" is heavy on distortion and waltzes into the land of the remarkable band Rasputina. Kitty Thompson's cello lends it a special twist.

"Dark Thing" is all muted atmospherics and siren voices. The catchiest number "Shock Me Peter" is lovely. Vincent Marcone's voice contrasts well with Janine White's.

Johnny Hollow is a rare thing, a band that dares to dream.

Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell e-mail address

If you wish to print this review, we have a printer friendly version.

We also have 200 other articles/reviews of artists from Canada in our archive:

© 2011 Luna Kafé