HOUSE OF WOLVES - Fold In The Wind

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Fargo | Autor: SaS

The musician behind the House Of Wolves project is Roy Villalobos. The surname can be translated as House Of Wolves. More original than the naming of the Californian with Mexican roots is his music, which oscillates between tender folk and atmospheric pop. Right in the first line, the young man laments that he wants to kiss again like in the fifties ("50s"), and thus sets the direction for the whole record: delicately stringed, melancholic pop songs with depth and enough arrangement ideas not to let the compositional harmony that prevails here and there carry too much weight. However, it should be noted that not all songs ignite. An atmospherically dense, sad song like "Acres Of Fire" is always opposed by a folk boring song like "Follow Me". So the result is double-edged, but a man who distributes song titles like "Roses In The Nordic Countries" can't really be accused of anything bad.

Top track: Acres Of Fire

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