Hélène Renaut – Tiny Specks of Delight
This EP is an even more lovely “Hélène Renaut”, than her Deer Convention album. It does not knock you unconscious, but simply bids you follow and set each care and fear to float away down a gentle yet purposeful stream. While her guitar work is her own I’m reminded of the beauty and not-so-hidden joy of The Innocence Mission. Tiny Specks of Delight is infused with instrumentation and aural images to paint landscapes—even new worlds—where there may not be final answers, but there’s a restful retreat for renewal and hope. Not Renoir, but closer to Van Gogh in technique and musical brush-strokes to my ears.
Ms. Renaut’s “Deer Convention” is reviewed below on my Heroes of Indie Music site.
Hélène Renaut – Kaleidoscopes
Hélène Renaut – The Ringleader
Exciting news! – first of all, I am pleased to announce a new partnership with the San Francisco-based record label Kitten Charmer (Kristin Hersh, Crime, Carletta Sue Kay). Kitten Charmer is releasing my new EP, Tiny Specks of Delight. It was co-produced by Monte Vallier (Swell), and as of October 2nd, 2012, is available on every digital platform worldwide – iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, MOG, you name it, it’s there!