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Light of X


Download links and information about Light of X by Miranda Lee Richards. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:25 minutes.

Artist: Miranda Lee Richards
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:25
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No. Title Length
1. Breathless 5:15
2. Life Boat 4:34
3. Savorin' Your Smile 3:56
4. Hideaway 4:08
5. Early November 4:18
6. Mirror At the End 5:08
7. Hidden Treasure 4:51
8. Pictures of You 3:42
9. Here By the Window 5:37
10. Olive Tree 4:18
11. That Baby 6:01
12. Last Days of Summer 6:37



To an extent, Miranda Lee Richards has always been better defined by those around her. She tested her musical legs with the Brian Jonestown Massacre, co-writing several songs and singing backup vocals for the band, before launching a solo career with the help of producer Jon Brion and veteran drummer Matt Chamberlain. When the record tanked and her relationship with Virgin Records soured, Richards hit the road in support of more fortunate artists, touring the country alongside the likes of Tim Finn and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Years later, however, the well-networked songwriter appears to have finally found her own voice with Light of X, the long-anticipated follow-up to 2001's The Herethereafter. The voice in question has blossomed into an arresting, attractive thing, padded with layers of reverb and sprinkled with flower child pixie dust. Richards' songwriting has yet to match her delivery — the songs typically go for mood over melody, a mishap that's aggravated by a lack of co-writers on this record — but her vocals compensate for the lack, finding a home between the wearied croon of Hope Sandoval and the adolescent beauty of Harriet Wheeler. "Early November" is the true highlight here, a woozy pastoral ballad that wraps Richards' alto in harmonies and guitar chimes. When she lets loose toward the song's conclusion — reprising the chorus with impassioned, wordless syllables — she sounds downright gorgeous, basking briefly in the spotlight before retreating into the haze of organ and jangling arpeggios. Such moments of clear, blue-sky beauty show up throughout disc, but Light of X puts more emphasis on the aforementioned haze, which culminates in the spoken word Beat poetry and 5/4 time signature of the album's hidden track.