Have you Heard?
Just recently, it came to my attention that I had been neglecting two of 2010’s best-reviewed and most conceptually-intriguing releases. So, I cruised on over to Grooveshark and set out to fix this. It’s refreshing to run into a 21st century problem with an easy solution.
1) The concept: a Swedish husband-wife duo record a double-disk album with an Icelandic choir in a church. They capture a warm, live aesthetic, then fuse these two albums into one.
The release: Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ Rivers.
The result: Feist but not as feisty, The xx but not as boring, The Knife but not as cold or computerized, and LOTS of vibraphones to boot.
2) The concept: One of the greatest living guitarists collaborates with talented friends on his 10th album chock full of old-timey, pre-war American music.
The release: Jack Rose’s Luck in the Valley.
The result: Farm fresh roots and folk tunes. Potential common ground for great-grandparent and great-grandchild.
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