Surrounded (CD)


Richard Buckner

BUY
$14.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP , Download

Amoeba Review

09/02/2013

“You just won’t lie down,” Richard Buckner sings on the title track of his new album. The Brooklyn-based alt-country star could be singing about restlessness or his own career—since 1996, he’s been releasing music steadily every couple of years, and as such, Surrounded is an assured, varied collection of augmented folk tunes. “When You Tell Me How It Is” is emblematic of Buckner’s tunes here—spare, minor-key with a small, electronic beat behind it. “Foundation” uses slightly out of tune guitars as its base, with keyboard ambiance hanging in the background like aurora borealis. “Portrait” sees Buckner with minimal window dressing—just him, an acoustic guitar and a beautiful melody, for the most part. “Mood” lives up to its name, with guitar licks that bellow like elephants softly in the background, while “Go” features beautiful, harmonic jangling guitars under Buckner’s gravelly voice. Though its parts are simple, Richard Buckner gets a lot of miles out of these songs by piecing them together in interesting ways, even while keeping the spotlight on the elemental core of his voice and acoustic guitar. It’s a stunning set of songs, one you’ll enjoy surrounding yourself with for years.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Surrounded
Richard Buckner 02:47
2.
When You Tell Me How It Is
Richard Buckner 04:27
3.
Beautiful Question
Richard Buckner 02:53
4.
Foundation
Richard Buckner 03:15
5.
Portrait
Richard Buckner 03:10
6.
Mood
Richard Buckner 04:32
7.
Go
Richard Buckner 02:32
8.
Cut
Richard Buckner 04:14
9.
Lean-To
Richard Buckner 05:39

BUY
$14.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP , Download
Always Free Shipping on Amoeba.com
Amoeba Accepts Paypal - Start Digging!
Amoeblog
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close