House With No Home

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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the folk band from Portland, Oregon.
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  1. Any initial quaintness complexifies into something richer, more layered.
  2. It leaves a lot implied, but slowly clears the way for a chilling catharsis.
  3. They are not evidence of a group wallowing in their own experimental pretentiousness. They are the finishing touches on an already admirable piece of work.
  4. It is really a much more modern album than the Americana tag would at first suggest, and the songs are as instantaneous and memorable as the best pop music.
  5. They cast a powerful spell and sustain it over 11 tracks, yet at times you wish they'd jam, or perform a cover, or do anything to break it up somehow.
  6. the two carve up each track like master craftsman, finding the perfect middle ground between the sparse, reverb-laden landscapes of the Great Lake Swimmers and the orchestral, aching beauty of Hem.
  7. Each track possesses a sad beauty, thanks largely to Peter Broderick's heavily arranged bluegrass instrumentation, but Ringle's faint, barely decipherable vocals act like fog obscuring a lush forest. [Fall 2008, p.86]

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  1. Sam
    Oct 5, 2008
    8
    Gorgeous folk album that grows with intensity by the listen.