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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Great music bad production decisions.
By Kerry Garrett
I like the music but someone thought that running it through a distortion box would give it an ambient feeling. I would rather hear it clean. It sounds like an old record that has been played too many times.
Other than that I like it. If they ever do a remaster I may buy it again.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
I first became aware of Jose Gonzalez through his cover of Massive Attack's "Teardrop." Since then I've really liked everything I've heard that he's been involved with, especially Junip. This album continues the feel established with 2010's Fields. Sort of a 6:30 on a summer afternoon feeling...laid back, but with soul...mellow, but not tiresome. Close in sound and feel to Gonzalez's work with Zero 7's The Garden.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 45 customer reviews...
A Strong Recording Overall
By Jeffrey L. Hobbs
All the cuts are listenable, 3 or 4 memorable. The two that impress me the most are the hard-charging "Line of Fire" and the Gilberto-esque "Baton". Also enjoyed "Your Life Your Call" and "Walking Lightly", both representative of Junip at their best. I find this maybe a tad better than "Fields", because it seems to be pushing their boundaries out a little further with the keyboards and rhythms in support of Jose Gonzalez's hypnotic guitar and vocal style. If you are looking for trippy, coffee-house folk, this is the band to go with.