Everything But The Girl
"Walking Wounded" CD (Atlantic)
EBTG, a band which focused on bossa novas, gentle acoustic tunes and lilting love songs in the past, has adopted the muted, understated tones of Goldie's ambient-jungle fusion and created something sensual, erotic and blissful. This is the sound of drowning in an emotion so powerful it can't be apprehended or understood, much less described. This is the sound of need, of longing, of walking the streets in the middle of the night, thinking about someone who will never love you back or love you again. It's the sound of every door that ever slammed as someone left, every lingering caress on someone else's cheek and every drop of rain that ever fell to mask someone's tears.