"Folk not Love" CDR
Genre: lo-fi, folk,
June 15, 2009
is the solo project of Italian band Farmer Sea's Andy,
who recorded this six song EP spontaneously in October of 2006. Not
a bad use for a few spare mornings.
It's always a nice
feeling to get my paws on one of Dust Wind Tales' limited edition
treasures, and although Folk not Love isn't perfect, it's
still a titillating DIY treat. Andy's quiet and breathy
vocals are chronically wistful, reminiscent of Mark Linkous'
calmer Sparklehorse material. The compositions are filled out
by sparse guitars and keys, the latter often lending the tracks a
curious spacey vibe ("Parking Lot," "Springtime in Winter"). Over
the duration of the EP, Andy's singing style does begin to wear
thin, and the relative homogeneity of the songs may result in
listener attention levels beginning to drift. As such, this will
likely be limited in its appeal to genre diehards. If you do snag
one of the forty copies that exist, keep an eye out for the oddball
slide-guitar folk of opener "October Lawn," the most enjoyable song
on this disc.
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