Mark Ol­son

Spokes­woman Of The Bright Sun

Mojo (UK) - - News - Sylvie Sim­mons

GLITTERHOUSE. CD/DL/LP Ex Jay­hawk’s fol­low-up to 2014’s Good­bye Lizelle.

There has al­ways been some­thing wide-eyed and whim­si­cal about Mark Ol­son’s solo work. The al­bums he made in Joshua Tree with his first wife, Vic­to­ria Wil­liams, as The Orig­i­nal Har­mony Ridge Creek Dip­pers, were the epit­ome of wide-eyed whimsy. OK, things turned more melan­cholic and re­flec­tive on Sal­va­tion Blues and Many Col­ored Kite. But since mar­ry­ing for a sec­ond time – to singer/multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist In­gunn Ringvold – the whimsy’s re­turned. Their first col­lab­o­ra­tion, Good­bye Lizelle, recorded around the world, fused psych-folk Amer­i­cana with world mu­sic. This one, recorded in their desert cabin home or on the porch, is more about psych folk with whim­si­cal lyrics and string ar­range­ments. Imag­ine Syd Bar­rett flash-mobbed by an or­ches­tra. It’s a bit over-egged at times but al­ways good­na­tured and sin­cere. High­lights: Time Of Love; All My Days; and Semi­nole Val­ley Tea Sip­per So­ci­ety.

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