Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Great Lake Swimmers - The Legion Sessions (2013)


/Indie folk, Alt-folk, Folk indie/

Comment: these ditties by an established Canadian alt-folk/indie folk group, Tony Dekker-led Great Lake Swimmers, provide mostly doleful introspections and longing contemplations. Their approach to the music is tiht, intimate, emotional, and overwhelming by the side of melodies and harmonies. More concretely, the pronounced guitars and vocal lines are counterbalanced by violin-based orchestrations and the upright bass. On the other side, at times there are up more dashing guitar strums and straightforward, one-dimensional singing. In a word, these 9 tracks do constitute the intimating bound to the listener.  

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