Monday, November 26, 2012

Farewell J.R - A Thought, A Mind

I suppose this would be an appropriate time to be listening to a band called Farewell J.R... A good half-year old but spotted afresh to us in Nialer9's 40 Of The Best New Artists Of 2012 list it seems to be the work of one bloke from Cambridge, though the Soundcloud notes list parts recorded in Cork and Sydney. The sparsity, reverb and generally mournful chamber-folk charge mean Bon Iver comparisons come easiest to hand but that's far from the whole story, the delicacy with which and the space within which the arrangement builds and the harmonies lift suggest a rare quality in building something that seems original from long familiarised partworks.

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