Junip (LP)


Junip

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Stephanie, San Francisco 09/01/2013

Jose Gonzalez’s first project follows up Fields with more intimate electronic folk. Check out the first two tracks “Line of Fire” and “Suddenly” for an example of the band’s sweeping, quietly intense sound.


04/22/2013

Ever since Jose Gonzalez (of Swedish birth and Argentine descent) broke out of Internet obscurity with his devastating acoustic cover of the Knife's "Heartbeat" and Massive Attack's "Teardrop," he's been ever-present in TV commercials and widely imitated. There's just something special about his reedy, intimate voice and nylon-stringed classical guitar: he does so much more with less. Prior to his ubiquitous advertising bardhood, he fronted a Gothenburg folktronica trio called Junip, who re-convened for a well-received LP in 2010. They're back with another fine collection, awash in acoustic textures and gentle electronic glow, flowing harmonies and misty FX that fade in and out focus. The songs are slow-building but emotionally sweeping -- it sounds like they've got an arena full of hushed fans with lighters in the air by the end of every hymn. Gonzalez has claimed Bob Marley as a childhood favorite, and they share a similar ability to unite multitudes with humble, uplifting music. If you love contemporary singer-songwriter balladry, this is a master class.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Line Of Fire
Junip 05:39
2.
Suddenly
Junip 03:26
3.
So Clear
Junip 04:45
4.
Your Life Your Call
Junip 04:07
5.
Villain
Junip 01:58


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Walking Lightly
Junip 05:43
2.
Head First
Junip 02:37
3.
Baton
Junip 03:44
4.
Beginnings
Junip 05:00
5.
After All Is Said And Done
Junip 05:40

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