Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell with Mivos Quartet
Versions - SACRED BONES
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Laura Studarus on August 26, 2013
Inspired by a string quartet–backed performance at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Versions delivers what the name implies—alternate takes of songs from her back catalog. At times, Nika Roza Danilova’s opera-trained voice sounds overly formal against the string-only instrumentation. But the compositions benefit from her willingness to shed her electro goddess skin. “It hurts to let you in,” she sings on heartbreaking closer, “Collapse.” We can truly feel her pain.