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    A pleasant slackness characterizes this album. Is this what the “other life” feels like? Each guitar chord a long, pleasurable exhalation. Minimalist piano or saxophone accents run through the songs carried by Nadine Khouri’s warm alto voice like small clouds. On “Another Life” the Beirut-born, London-based singer is interested in the many things that have recently been lost, through war, flight, pandemic or social media.

    War, flight, pandemic or social media

    With the musician/producer John Parish (PJ Harvey), she opens up carefully curated spaces for her feelings and thoughts, pleasantly shady places between blues, laurel canyon rock and a melancholy that can also be found in Marissa Nadler’s gloomy folk.

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