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Paula Rae Gibson/Sam Leak: Permission

Read "Permission" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Paula Rae Gibson is a London-based artist who expresses the emotional pain she feels through poetry, photography and--in this collaboration with pianist Sam Leak--music. Music? Well, there's rhythm of sorts and plenty of heavy, dark chords to underpin a multitude of heavy, dark words. Gibson's grainy, distorted sepia photos on the cover appear to show someone in the throes of either a nervous breakdown or an extremely dire hangover. Or both at the same time. Her songs ...