Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Universal | Autor: SaS
A connection that is unusual only at first glance: Folkrocker Ben Harper teamed up with his mother for his new album. They shared the songwriting and played the ten songs in peace with two acoustic guitars and hardly any accompanying instruments. In fact, Harper's grandparents have already been heavily involved in the American folk scene, so this combination doesn't come from a vacuum. And in fact Harper succeeds in the most tender, intimate album of his changing career. They are songs about the memory of childhood, as the title already says, about the village where you grew up and which you don't recognize today, about life in the country and of course about love. Both voices skillfully mix into one and one believes to listen to the songs their genetic connection. All in all, a very discreet, pleasantly value-conservative record.
Top track: City Of Dreams