Category Archives: indie-folk

You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … Continue reading

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Nobody Gives a Damn – Owen Sartori (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is a juggling act of views and references, new ideas and absorbed sounds; the art is just not showing the welds that join them all together. Owen Sartori is a top sonic welder. He blurs so many musical … Continue reading

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King’s Daughters Home For Incurables – Karla Kane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I don’t know why I should be surprised that someone from the sun strewn West Coast of America should deliver one of the most authentic sounding folk records of the year so far. It isn’t like music belongs to any … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Friends – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Striping music back to its very essence is something that sounds easy but is rarely done well. The Civil Wars did it, though they never sounded like they were having a lot of fun doing so, The Black Feathers and … Continue reading

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