i was recommended this by a friend, someone who knew i liked beck,sparklehorse and others that can never really be shoehorned into a genre.
Im still not sure if this is lo-fi,indie,rock or jazz? its all a bit confusing at first listen especially when that listen is about 1h 10mins, yeah, its an epic.
I first thought it was 'interesting', but after a week ive heard nothing else, i love it, best thing ive heard this year.
The tunes on here are the heroes, bags of emotion and melody, if you like the pace and melody of sparklehorse then you're in for a treat, theres banjos-a-pleanty, acoustic guitar, fragile vocals sometimes with a female harmony. Each song sounds important as it seems to tell of some major event concerning relationships, leaving the listener identifying with most.
Sufjan has his box of musical tricks which include,.. english horn/recorder/xylophone/glockenspiel, all of which he plays himself.
This album will never chart, but could break the hearts of those who buy it.