Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Bon Iver makes incredible music. I do not care if you think he is all hype, he's over blown, that there is no quality to his music, that everything he has been before, that he is too wimpy. Those are all blanket excuses used to not appreciate an artist who made something as beautiful and heart aching as For Emma, Forever Ago. That is an album, like for so many other people, helped get them threw some black nights to say the least.
So after too long (and several side projects), Bon Iver is finally releasing new music under the moniker that meant so much to so many. "Calgary" doesn't seem like it changes much to the Bon Iver formula, at least initially with Justin Vernon's falsetto layered over simply, airy/elegant instrumentation. Then it starts to shift ever so slightly, with the electronic beeps and whirls coming in, the drum beats building, the guitar lines creeping in. What is here is a less dynamic Antlers song, but is not all meant as an insult. It is every expectation any had for the new Bon Iver album, and it meets them all.
Bon Iver's Website
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