Review: Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

Review: Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, ‘Through The Devil Softly’: Aidin Vaziri | Never one to rush things, Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval returns with her first set of new music in eight years with “Through the Devil Softly.” The leisurely work pace naturally spills over into the music, which she collaborated on once again with My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm O’Ciosoig, as each song rides a gentle swell of languorous guitars and shimmery rhythms. But it’s Sandoval’s earthy voice that gives the material fire, delicately pulling listeners into the bloodshot opener “Blanchard” and illuminating its way through shifting late-night rambles such as “Bluebird” and “Fall Aside.” Not much has changed since “Fade Into You” made her a minor MTV star more than a decade ago, but this is beautiful, ageless stuff – clearly worth the wait.

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