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With 31 tracks selected by Joan as a Police Woman (Joan Wasser) herself and by her manager Tom Rose, as well as a bonus live CD, the label Pias were thinking big when celebrating 15 years of activity for the woman who cut her teeth with Antony and the Johnsons and Jeff Buckley. The first part respects a scrupulous chronological order, beginning with 7 tracks taken from her first opus, Real Life (2006). Right from these first steps, the singer-songwriter’s style was already in place, with a mixture of deep emotion and sweet energy, perfectly embodied in a song like Christobel. 5 tracks from To Survive (2008) follow, starting with Honor Wishes, a song celebrating the marriage of the strange with sensuality, in which a simultaneously jazzy, shaky and timid piano blends with the heavenly choirs of the great David Sylvian. This instrument is also present in the fanfare of To America (featuring Rufus Wainwright).In the second part of this anthology, this perfect chronology is slightly interrupted by the presence of a Prince cover (Kiss) as well as the previously unpublished What a World: Joan observes a painful world where joy is nevertheless inexplicably present. Not far from this kind of little surprise, we will of course find highlights from her 2010s period, in which this violinist devotes more time to musical experimentation (The Magic, Holy City). Above all, what emerges from this splendid collection of songs is Joan Wassner’s talent in the art of songwriting, demonstrating an impeccable know-how in which the melodic line includes orchestral audacity. Inventiveness, beauty, clarity and simplicity: these 31 songs clearly illustrate the American artist’s idea (utopian or not) at the heart of her second album. “I am convinced that by creating beauty within and around yourself, you give yourself the chance to live in a better world.” © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 9 februari 2018 | Play It Again Sam

Na het poppy album The Classic (2014) komt singer-songwriter Joan as Police Woman in 2018 met het album Damned Devotion. Het vijfde studioalbum is minder pop-georiënteerd maar kiest in plaats daarvan voor een donkere soms zelfs mysterieuze sound. Het is een even stijlvol als boeiend album, waarop de songs regelmatig worden gekenmerkt door een zinderende onderhuidse spanning. © TiVo
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 24 januari 2011 | Play It Again Sam

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 12 juni 2006 | Play It Again Sam

Joan Wasser spent most of the '90s and 2000s playing with everyone from the Dambuilders to Antony and the Johnsons to Jeff Buckley (with whom she was involved when he died), but of all the projects she's been involved in, Joan as Police Woman is the the finest. Real Life seems like an immediately brilliant debut, but, as is usually the case, years of experience went into it. You can hear it in Wasser's voice, womanly and raspy; in the way she and the rest of the band fuse soul, post-punk, and '70s-style singer/songwriter pop into something familiar, unique, and seemingly effortless; and in the remarkable vulnerability and strength on display throughout. Wasser took "beauty is the new punk rock" as the manifesto for Joan as Police Woman, and while it's certainly catchy and describes the group's music, there's more to it than that: in Joan as Police Woman's world, it's more challenging, more unexpected, to honor hope and beauty instead of just tearing things down. Real Life's music and words are filled with plenty of spine-tingling beauty, as well as honesty, from how the simmering strings slowly overtake the lilting piano melody on the title track, to the way Wasser offers up her heart on "Anyone": "Try me please/I'm a better dancer than it seems." Even in the supposedly confessional realm of singer/songwriters, it's rare to hear this kind of genuine, nuanced emotion; it's even rarer to have it surrounded by music that's beautifully structured and elegantly played. There is no contrived edginess in Joan as Police Woman's work -- in fact, Real Life's warmth and accessibility might be the most (pleasantly) surprising thing about it. Most of the album is rapturously quiet, drawing listeners into powerful yet gentle songs like "The Ride" and "Feed the Light," which breezes in and out on delicate piano and strings that feel like sunbeams. The band raises the volume for a few gently powerful moments like the smoldering "I Defy," a duet between Wasser and Antony Hegarty that is equal parts drama and intimacy, and the brilliantly guitar- and yearning-driven "Christobel." While most of Real Life shines with hard-won optimism and hope, Joan as Police Woman deals with more difficult emotions just as eloquently. "Eternal Flame" sets a tale of having the strength to walk away from a potentially disastrous relationship, no matter how appealing it seems, to luminous guitars and backing vocals, while "We Don't Own It"'s subtly profound acceptance of the ends of things ("it's in the mystery") makes it the perfect final song. Real Life is an almost eerily flawless album, but as intense as it is, it's also incredibly comforting. This album is necessary. © Heather Phares /TiVo
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 10 maart 2014 | Play It Again Sam

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Het vijfde studioalbum The Classic (2014) van de Amerikaanse singer-songwriter Joan Wasser die opereert onder de naam Joan As Police Woman klinkt losser dan de voorganger The Deep Field uit 2011. Wasser zelf verklaart deze sound uit haar lossere levenshouding en brengt op The Classic een eigengereide mix van pop en soul, die dankzij de ontspannen productie speels en warm overkomt. © TiVo
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Pop - Verschenen op 9 juni 2008 | Play It Again Sam

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 12 juni 2006 | Play It Again Sam

Joan Wasser spent most of the '90s and 2000s playing with everyone from the Dambuilders to Antony and the Johnsons to Jeff Buckley (with whom she was involved when he died), but of all the projects she's been involved in, Joan as Police Woman is the the finest. Real Life seems like an immediately brilliant debut, but, as is usually the case, years of experience went into it. You can hear it in Wasser's voice, womanly and raspy; in the way she and the rest of the band fuse soul, post-punk, and '70s-style singer/songwriter pop into something familiar, unique, and seemingly effortless; and in the remarkable vulnerability and strength on display throughout. Wasser took "beauty is the new punk rock" as the manifesto for Joan as Police Woman, and while it's certainly catchy and describes the group's music, there's more to it than that: in Joan as Police Woman's world, it's more challenging, more unexpected, to honor hope and beauty instead of just tearing things down. Real Life's music and words are filled with plenty of spine-tingling beauty, as well as honesty, from how the simmering strings slowly overtake the lilting piano melody on the title track, to the way Wasser offers up her heart on "Anyone": "Try me please/I'm a better dancer than it seems." Even in the supposedly confessional realm of singer/songwriters, it's rare to hear this kind of genuine, nuanced emotion; it's even rarer to have it surrounded by music that's beautifully structured and elegantly played. There is no contrived edginess in Joan as Police Woman's work -- in fact, Real Life's warmth and accessibility might be the most (pleasantly) surprising thing about it. Most of the album is rapturously quiet, drawing listeners into powerful yet gentle songs like "The Ride" and "Feed the Light," which breezes in and out on delicate piano and strings that feel like sunbeams. The band raises the volume for a few gently powerful moments like the smoldering "I Defy," a duet between Wasser and Antony Hegarty that is equal parts drama and intimacy, and the brilliantly guitar- and yearning-driven "Christobel." While most of Real Life shines with hard-won optimism and hope, Joan as Police Woman deals with more difficult emotions just as eloquently. "Eternal Flame" sets a tale of having the strength to walk away from a potentially disastrous relationship, no matter how appealing it seems, to luminous guitars and backing vocals, while "We Don't Own It"'s subtly profound acceptance of the ends of things ("it's in the mystery") makes it the perfect final song. Real Life is an almost eerily flawless album, but as intense as it is, it's also incredibly comforting. This album is necessary. © Heather Phares /TiVo
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 10 maart 2014 | Play It Again Sam

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Het vijfde studioalbum The Classic (2014) van de Amerikaanse singer-songwriter Joan Wasser die opereert onder de naam Joan As Police Woman klinkt losser dan de voorganger The Deep Field uit 2011. Wasser zelf verklaart deze sound uit haar lossere levenshouding en brengt op The Classic een eigengereide mix van pop en soul, die dankzij de ontspannen productie speels en warm overkomt. © TiVo
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Alternative en Indie - Verschijnt op 5 november 2021 | [PIAS]

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Pop - Verschenen op 12 juni 2006 | Reveal Records

Joan Wasser spent most of the '90s and 2000s playing with everyone from the Dambuilders to Antony and the Johnsons to Jeff Buckley (with whom she was involved when he died), but of all the projects she's been involved in, Joan as Police Woman is the the finest. Real Life seems like an immediately brilliant debut, but, as is usually the case, years of experience went into it. You can hear it in Wasser's voice, womanly and raspy; in the way she and the rest of the band fuse soul, post-punk, and '70s-style singer/songwriter pop into something familiar, unique, and seemingly effortless; and in the remarkable vulnerability and strength on display throughout. Wasser took "beauty is the new punk rock" as the manifesto for Joan as Police Woman, and while it's certainly catchy and describes the group's music, there's more to it than that: in Joan as Police Woman's world, it's more challenging, more unexpected, to honor hope and beauty instead of just tearing things down. Real Life's music and words are filled with plenty of spine-tingling beauty, as well as honesty, from how the simmering strings slowly overtake the lilting piano melody on the title track, to the way Wasser offers up her heart on "Anyone": "Try me please/I'm a better dancer than it seems." Even in the supposedly confessional realm of singer/songwriters, it's rare to hear this kind of genuine, nuanced emotion; it's even rarer to have it surrounded by music that's beautifully structured and elegantly played. There is no contrived edginess in Joan as Police Woman's work -- in fact, Real Life's warmth and accessibility might be the most (pleasantly) surprising thing about it. Most of the album is rapturously quiet, drawing listeners into powerful yet gentle songs like "The Ride" and "Feed the Light," which breezes in and out on delicate piano and strings that feel like sunbeams. The band raises the volume for a few gently powerful moments like the smoldering "I Defy," a duet between Wasser and Antony Hegarty that is equal parts drama and intimacy, and the brilliantly guitar- and yearning-driven "Christobel." While most of Real Life shines with hard-won optimism and hope, Joan as Police Woman deals with more difficult emotions just as eloquently. "Eternal Flame" sets a tale of having the strength to walk away from a potentially disastrous relationship, no matter how appealing it seems, to luminous guitars and backing vocals, while "We Don't Own It"'s subtly profound acceptance of the ends of things ("it's in the mystery") makes it the perfect final song. Real Life is an almost eerily flawless album, but as intense as it is, it's also incredibly comforting. This album is necessary. © Heather Phares /TiVo
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Pop - Verschenen op 11 juni 2006 | Reveal Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 14 februari 2020 | Sweet Police

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 21 oktober 2016 | Reveal Records

On Let It Be You, Joan as Police Woman's Joan Wasser and Brooklyn musician Benjamin Lazar Davis -- who has worked with artists including Okkervil River, Cuddle Magic, Kimbra, and Luke Temple -- explore and update their love of African music. Separately, Wasser worked on Damon Albarn's Africa Express project in Ethiopia, while Davis traveled to West Africa as part of his studies of the region's traditional music at the New England Conservatory. Together, they draw on Central African Pygmy music's lively ostinatos -- musical motifs that repeat throughout a work -- incorporating them into breezy electro-pop with an insistent sensuality. The former single "Broke Me in Two" is still one of the finest examples of their approach, with a tart, overdriven keyboard melody providing the backbone for Wasser's flowing vocals. Elsewhere, it's easy to imagine the title track's chiming motif played on a thumb piano instead of a synth. While Let It Be You has more than a little of the easy soulfulness of Joan as Police Woman's albums, especially on luminous tracks such as "Satellite" and "Violent Dove," it sounds less studied. The crisp arrangements provide just the right contrast to Wasser's ecstatic upper range and smoky lower tones, both of which are showcased beautifully on "Magic Lamp." Along with her seemingly effortless charisma, Wasser's unique expressions of love and lust are just as vivid here as they are on her previous work: On "Easy Money," she purrs "You got me jumpin' to your high hat … Man, you got me rapturous" over synths that evoke '70s funk and '90s West Coast rap. When a vocalist as talented as Wasser is involved in a project, it's tempting to want her to sing on every track, but Davis holds his own on "Overloaded"'s surprisingly polished pop and "Motorway"'s mellow groove. From start to finish, Let It Be You is a collection of appealingly loose, lush songs full of creativity. © Heather Phares /TiVo
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 24 januari 2011 | Play It Again Sam

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 13 juli 2021 | [PIAS]

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 15 januari 2006 | Play It Again Sam

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Rock - Verschenen op 27 juni 2017 | Joan As Police Woman

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 14 september 2021 | [PIAS]