Book of Canada is a fine album and it shows Fonograph at their best.
The title track blends acoustic guitars, turntables, Middle Eastern flutes, and fragile female vocals in a dark, hypnotic manner.
So completely over the top that it’s nearly an assault, one that makes this nearly 3 hour long movie speed along at a breakneck pace.
Josh Ritter reminds me of that shard of a real person I might have been when I wasn’t trying to be cool.
I’ve listened to this CD many times, hoping to discover something that would make it all click, but to no avail.
This is country-folk music fresh from the fields, still crusted in dirt and sweat from a day’s hard work.
Maduro’s music has plenty of room for development, but this EP proves he’s got a solid foundation.
The sort of disposable cheese that gives disposable, cheesy films a good name.
There’s a breathtaking quality to these songs, a sort of wonder that only comes when a band is more concerned with aesthetics than academics.