‘Parasite’ is the debut EP from rising star Fable.
Its three tracks – ‘Stranger In My Head’, ‘Fragile’ and ‘I Speak Words’ have a dark, compelling complexity and power that defy Fable’s young age – she’s just turned 19.
The EP was produced by the multi million selling progressive trip hop collective Archive, with whom Fable is also writing and recording her debut album and with whom she has a real affinity creatively.
We thought that track “ ‘I Speak Words” was “bewitching” [review here: https://rawramp.me/2014/07/03/fable-speaks-words/]
With a voice reminiscent of PJ Harvey, the looks of a young Chrissy Hynde and an undeniable talent, Fable is pushing against the mainstream – and amen for that!
‘Parasite’ is set for release in October 2014 on 74 Music.
We checked out new track ‘Stranger In My Head’
With a jig-saw of keys & noises by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths, the vocal sneers into view.
A smear of intransigent attitudes and thickly warm temperaments.
A baroque sounding exposition starts the song proper.
And then the vocals reach high altitudes and claw at your insides.
Drumwork (by Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard) is insistent – and the accompanying sounds are dizzy and inconclusive.
This leaves your nerve endings gnawed. And feeling a little jumpy.
@neilmach © 2014
Categories: EP Review