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Vetiver
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2004
Vetiver's first album is a rather wonderful debut, and possibly telling of a very interesting place for the band in the contemporary folk scene. For what I know, hey hailed from San Francisco and could be considered "psych-folk" kin to Joanna Newson, another young promising artist, and Devendra Barnhart, although not as dark and adventurous as the latter, both of whom guest here along with Hope Sandoval.
Actually, "Vetiver" is the name of an essential oil which is described as "Woody, earthy, herbaceous, spicy almost smoky," which is not a bad description for the overall mood of the songs included here. To this I'd add "tender, hushed, quiet yet not bland."
This CD, impressive for a debut, already shows a wide breadth of interests and a distinct sound, from the zanier "Amour Fou" -not one of my favorites necessarily - to the Spanish-sung- pastoral "Los Pajaros del Rio."
This is not to say that Vetiver is beyond influences, Nick Drake -as much as his name has been an abused reference to most recent folk ... I know- and Vashti Bunyan , or even early Donovan, come to mind easily.
Along with these, "Without a Song," "Amerilee," "Belles" and "On a Nerve" are worth exploring for their diverse beauty. I must say too that I am impressed with how versatile their arrangements can be -using almost exclusively guitar, cello and violin- and the appropriateness of its stripped production.
Actually, going back to the eponymous essential oil, among its possible uses, this oil is supposed to help in healing depression, exhaustion and insomnia. I would not discard the possibility that this music may have similar beneficial effects.
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on 28 April 2015
This is a beautiful album. Wistful, folky indie excellence.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2005
Music like Vetiver shows such imagination. The hybrid of Folk bits of Pop and dabbling in Country is lovely and really inspirational. An album you really really enjoy listening to, but not life changing in a Van Morrison or Nick Drake way.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2004
if you were sitting round a campfire with these kids you would think all your birthdays had come at once. The vocals are likeable & its very well put together. There arent any weak tracks on here really, a very pleasant listening experience all round.
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