Show Post: In House #1465
Temperamental songstress Fiona Apple released her first album in six years this week, entitled Extraordinary Machine. Despite its "new" status, the album's history is already a long and tumultuous one, beginning with its original recording and production three years ago. After finishing the album with respected composer, instrumentalist and producer Jon Brion, Apple shelved all but two songs, unhappy with the overall sound. Earlier this year, the internet-leaked version 1 revealed itself to be full of the occasionally difficult, but melodic baroque-pop for which Brion has become known. Some time later, Apple re-recorded the album and tagged Mike Elizondo, late of names like Dr. Dre, Eminem, Sheryl Crow and Avril Lavigne, for production duties. The end result is decidedly more commercial, which more than one review has suggested doesn't exactly translate to "better." Some sources have even engaged in comparison reviews, pitting version 1.0 against version 2.0, side by side. Fiona Apple opens a U.S. tour in Portland in late November.
In House #1465.
Focus: New release from Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine, plus new music from Emiliana Torrini, Richard Hawley and more.