Album Reviews

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Album Review: David Karsten Daniels’ Fear of Flying

David Karsten Daniels Fear of Flying (Fat Cat) During the months of writing and recording Fear of Flying, I imagine that there was a copy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying, and a Bible, complete with ink-smudged family tree frontispiece, sitting on David Karsten Daniels' bedside table. Daniels' fifth album, home recorded like all […]

Album Review: Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) Two years ago, Justin Vernon spent the winter alone in his father's Wisconsin cabin, wrestling with the ghosts of past relationships and his former self. Following a split with his band DeYarmond Edison and having moved cross-country from North Carolina, Vernon's only plans were to cocoon himself away

Album Reviews: Barzin’s My Life in Rooms and Unwed Sailor’s The White Ox

Barzin My Life in Rooms (Montreme Records) Even though Canadian songwriter Barzin Hosseini has been writing sleepy, introspective music for over a decade, making another record of slow-tempoed, country-tinged rock remains a risky proposition simply because so many artists—Low, Ida, and Mazzy Star to name a few—have trod this ground before. Barzin, however, seems aware

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