Lost Channels

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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Tony Dekker-led group.
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  1. In a voice so fragile a strong breeze might overpower it, he offers sober ruminations on loneliness, life, love, longing, and artfully infuses each song with just the right amount of banjo, light drumming, acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies (often courtesy of the stellar Julie Fader).
  2. Lost Channels is still comforting, except now instead of misery finding company, Great Lake Swimmers have made an album that reaches down, and pulls you out of the darkness and into the light that was always there.
  3. On their fourth album, Tony Dekker and his revolving cast of co-conspirators walk a little taller than on previous releases, employing a larger, more band-oriented sound that lovingly elevates (and amplifies) Dekker's simple, refined melodies into something both peaceful and majestic.
  4. Alternative Press
    Though some tracks lull more than thrill, that seems to be the goal. [May 2009, p.114]
  5. When Dekkar slows things down, it feels like a choice and not a limitation. He and his band never missed with their first three albums, but they've made some necessary discoveries on this one.
  6. Under The Radar
    Lost Channels at times taps the hushed intensity of Low's hymnals, but the tracks like 'She Comes To Me In dreams' ring happily with the implied twang of R.E.M.'s early albums. [Spring 2009, p.76]
  7. Uncut
    Fans of Iron & Wine and The Acorn take note. [Jun 2009, p.96]

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