…If indie rock were played primarily on mandolin, cello, banjo, and octave violin, it might sound something like this. That’s not to say that the songs are experimental or bizarre—guitar and vocals remain the focus of these songs, it’s just that the arrangements and instrumentation lend something refreshing to many of them. The fiddle on “Barefoot Friend” brings an alt-country vibe, while “Break in the Clouds” is reminiscent of a waltz. Most of all, what makes this record so successful—and it is very successful indeed—are the songs, which are solidly constructed and performed with conviction.
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Collector's box set from Anthem includes their seven studio albums, a rare live album "LAST ANTHEM," and a bonus CD with tracks not included in their original albums. Also includes a DVD with excerpts from "LAST ANTHEM" and interview with the members. Limited to 2000 copy.
As he went into making his fourth Blue Note release, José James envisioned the follow-up to the Billie Holiday tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues as a double album. It was going to be split between love songs and outward-looking material inspired by persistent injustices and increasingly visible and frequent attacks upon persons of color in the U.S. At some point, James scrapped the second half of the concept, too distressed to see it through. In the liner notes for Love in a Time of Madness, he briefly addresses – in pained but optimistic language – the condition of his native country and the planet at large. James ends by asking, "What is the value of human life? And of what value is love?" Throughout, he and his collaborators approach answers to the second question by writing from various states of a one-on-one relationship…