Wilderness (CD)


The Handsome Family

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Amoeba Review

05/12/2013

The Handsome Family’s 10th album is a sort of musical menagerie. The husband-and-wife Americana duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks consider the qualities mythical, personified and real about various members of the animal kingdom. Rennie Sparks’ lyrics paint vivid detail, describing tentacles coming out of the sea in the swinging “Octopus” or the descent into madness in “Woodpecker,” while Brett Sparks’ deep and warbling voice makes some of the more magical lyrics, such as “the butterflies and eels, they have always heard the ringing of the bells that echo through the Earth” (from the bucolic “Eels”), feel like ancient fables. Musically, they weave various strands of Americana, touching on classic country in “Owls,” which features stunning steel guitar, while their voices harmonize gloriously on the mandolin-laced “Woodpecker.” It’s music you have to pull up a chair to listen to, but paying close attention reveals layers of detail about the human condition. Wilderness reminds us we’re animals, after all.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Flies
The Handsome Family 03:41
2.
Frogs
The Handsome Family 04:41
3.
Eels
The Handsome Family 04:25
4.
Octopus
The Handsome Family 03:33
5.
Owls
The Handsome Family 03:59
6.
Caterpillars
The Handsome Family 04:42
7.
Glow Worm
The Handsome Family 05:33
8.
Lizard
The Handsome Family 05:12
9.
Woodpecker
The Handsome Family 04:22
10.
Gulls
The Handsome Family 04:20
11.
Spider
The Handsome Family 03:54
12.
Wildebeest
The Handsome Family 04:20

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