Heidi Berry

Since I wrote about a 4AD band (Pale Saints) as well as a Creation band (Biff Bang Pow!) earlier this week, how about we cap it with an act that was on both labels, Heidi Berry?

Folk threaded through a gauzy veil of late 80s production techniques and filled out with robust, round vocals. At times, Berry's timbre reminds me of Sarah McLachlan.

I think I prefer the first two LPs—the Creation ones—for their unadorned nature and plainness, but the 4AD efforts are lovely, too, albeit a little more of the moment and trendy; they sound like 4AD releases.

"Up in the Air," from Love, is what I'm sharing here, largely because it's a remarkable cover of the Hüsker Dü song.

Of the records available on Spotify, I'd pick Miracle as the best.