Bonnie 'Prince' Billy | RUG248 | Released: 05/06/07
Another haunting chapter from The Letting Go, 'Strange Form Of Life', is highlighted for your edification. The gauzy webs of this song gleam with clarity divorced from its siblings on The Letting Go; the music made by Emmett Kelly, Dawn McCarthy, Paul Oldham and Jim White shines all the brighter. In stark relief are the three tracks from a Daytrotter session, done during the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy free tour of Midwestern states in August 2006. In the wide-open spaces of Iowa, the ten year-old songs 'New Partner' and 'The Sun Highlights The Lack In Each', are delivered in solo performances of Bonnie with guitar, both finding new life in the process. Also delivered is a pre-release version of 'The Seedling', bristling with the energy found in the layers of The Letting Go version. The appearance of an electric guitar in this ostensible 'solo' performance only adds to the mystery and menace of the song. Also as part of this EP package is a video enhancement, bringing format-hopping excitement and surprise into your life. Pop it into the computer and give the "Strange Form Of Life" video (directed by Jennifer Parsons) an eye.