11 December 2011

Cold Mountain Child - high peak hearth songs (2011, Diamond Wave Press)

"High peak hearth songs" could be stashed in a stack of records from Lullaby for the Working Class, Scud Mountain Boys, Lambchop, American Music Club or Hotel Alexis and you wouldn't noticed a difference. 

It follows a two years hiatus, were David and Tyler were living in different towns, different countries, until they both return to live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

More sparse than their debut album "Stillness Singing", this EP is also more uniform and more comfortable, but less surprising and particular, more purring, less arresting, in a word: too cozy. I can't stay alert and attentive all through it and I always find myself doodling around while listening to it. 
If you're a fan of the aforementioned bands, this EP is the place to go, but still, I would advise to start with their debut album and also with the solo project of David, Deep Waters. Once that done, this EP will be what it is, with the lack of risk, more another piece to the puzzle, than another (expected) chapter.


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