Joan of Arc - He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands (Joyful Noise Recordings) 2017
Their goal in 1996 was “creating music for no audience,” and 20 years later they maintain their integrity. Joan of Arc’s He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands is an experimental/avant-garde rock album that doesn’t self-restrain itself, always venturing through a multitude of sonic explorations that rewards the consideration of any idea, even if the end result might sound or look a bit fragmentary.
In the end, we are left with an album that thrills and surprises at every unexpected left turn and that is an absolute pleasure to get lost in – both lyrically and sonically. It’s also funny to see that Joan of Arc’s new album starts exactly how many people will end their 2016: “What the fuck?”