Vacilando Territory Blues

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  • Summary: Fleet Foxes' newest member, Joshua Tillman releases his fifth solo album, the first on the Western Vinyl label.
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  1. 80
    An existentialist’s song cycle, Vacilando's grim, lonely songs reinforce each other with an impeccable internal logic, fashioning its own little world-weary universe, wherein less is more, simple guitar strums signal seismic shifts in mood, shadows bump into one another.
  2. Q Magazine
    His first proper UK release is a treat, at times conjuring the beautiful, stark bleakness of Nick Drake, elsewhere not afraid to crank things up. [Feb 2009, p.119]
  3. Neil Young set the template, but Tillman puts his stamp on every note, wringing bare-bones poetry from evocative couplets.
  4. Much like Fleet Foxes, the music contained within isn't particularly ground breaking, but what is done is done well.
  5. There is much to admire in Tillman's fifth album.
  6. This latest ventures a hesitant step towards his new band’s gorgeous harmony. It’s only a glimpse--most of the time, J. Tillman is trafficking in skeletal, fractured interpretations of traditional American songforms--blues in particular.
  7. This certainly isn't an essential album by any means, and perhaps a retrospective of Tillman's previous five albums and EPs might have been a better introduction.

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