Tuesday, 9 August 2011

TUESDAY BLUES! Bon Iver - Holocene

Bon Iver - Holocene (2011)
This is Bon Iver's new single and is the stand out track from the 2nd Album. I became a huge fan after hearing "Skinny Love" a few years and whether you like men singing falsetto or not, you can't deny the "sonic soundscape" that he creates. I usually like things to sound clear and crisp, but when I heard "for emma for ever ago" it changed everything - The singing-in-a-box reverb, acoustic guitars ringing and audio quality that was so bad, its good. Whereas the second album is more polished - I absolutely adore this song, especially the part where the shakers kick in, the double drummers playing soldier beats and the fella on the trombone/percussion adding more layers and flavours than an "all you can eat pizza".  Listen to it on headphones, I'm sure there's pepperoni in there!
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9 August 2011 at 12:17

That a great video, when you see all the insruments being played it brings it all together and sounds better for some reason...makes me want revisit the album...and I swear I heard a jalapeno pepper mid way thru

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sfw
9 August 2011 at 12:21

The two guitars playing different melodies make it sound like a 12-string...bliss. Although chilli in the ear must hurt!

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9 August 2011 at 14:25

I think I can finally admit it.... I'm a musical snob.
By that I mean that I like who I like and often find it hard to listen to new (to me) bands unless it's played to death on the radio or TV. I have heard of Bon Iver of course, but never really paid them much attention.
So thank you SFW et al for the tunes that you are sharing with us, that otherwise may have passed me by.
About this song in particular I have to say I really like his voice, reminds me a little of Guy Garvey in parts and I will definitely check their album out

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sfw
9 August 2011 at 15:38

London Scouser - Start with his debut "For Emma forever ago" it's absolutely brilliant

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9 August 2011 at 15:50

I agree with sfw go for that first album its a corker

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10 August 2011 at 10:06

Lovely. I'm a sucker for a bit of falsetto (Kurt Wagner being a particular favourite but I suppose it goes back to Curtis Mayfield). I really like the first Bon Iver album and must check out the latest one.

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10 August 2011 at 22:43

Great job....What a busy track. I'm gonna have to listen to the album as I haven't had the chance but this is a fantastic track. For Emma....that's a haunting song.

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10 August 2011 at 22:44

oh, SB I agree with the Curtis Mayfield comparison...love that guy!

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11 August 2011 at 13:25

Oh my god! What have I been missing?! This is a fantastic example of "more is more". Two drum kits? Trombone? Little tickles and rattles at every turn? I can't believe I don't remember hearing anything by them before! I remember hearing "Skinny Love" being covered by a young girl called Birdie I think, but never knew it was them. Dumbstruck is not even the word.

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11 August 2011 at 13:42

Check out 'tracks 03/07' for other Bon Iver track

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