While her solo debut, "The Mirror Pool" showcased the work she was unable for some reason to put on any Dead Can Dance release, "The Silver Tree" is an amalgam of all the styles she is known more in the world of film for rather than what her talented work away from the screen comprises. Oh no, you scoff, what about the song "Space Weaver" - she's never done anything like that! If you listen to the "Ali" soundtrack, you will hear she has, and that's one of the things which is so depressing about where she's at as an artist these days.
There isn't one song on here that would not fit perfectly onto a film score. She's gotten too adept at aiming for the screen instead of for the listener's heart strings, as she once did. This album still hasn't made much of an impact on me and not one of the songs has stuck in my head once "The Silver Tree" has ended. Some experimental work is contained on here but again, it's nothing you haven't heard from her several times before. Perhaps this time she was rushed by having so many projects going on at once and was unable to achieve the necessary distance to produce a new work of solitary reflection and contemplation but this is a bad sign of things to come..
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