Album Review: And Those Who Were Seen Dancing by Tess Parks
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Exclaim - 80 Based on rating 8/10
Psychedelic songwriter Tess Parks does not look like she's dancing on the cover of her long-awaited second solo album, And Those Who Were Seen Dancing. She looks contemplative if not mournful, her eyes closed and face blank in a stark black and white exposure. Yet, she has never sounded livelier and more resolved than on this record.
And Those Who Were Seen Dancing clearly didn't come easy to Parks.
If you're a fan of Tess Parks, then her second solo outing, And Those Who Were Seen Dancing, would be pretty much all that you'd hoped for from a Tess Parks album. It occupies a space between reflective, introspective pastel pop and voluminous psych drones. It's an album that ebbs and flows with a tempo that rarely gets out of mid-pace, but it's certainly a mesmerizing album, full of textures and layers.