WOODEN WAND - Farmer's Corner

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Country, Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Fire | Autor: SaS

Less than a year ago James Jackson Toth alias Wooden Wand inspired the Americana community with his convincing album "Blood Oaths Of The New Blues", an introspective, melodic work full of surprises. For his successor, he radically changed his way of working despite his previous success. The musician decided to record his new songs wherever he was and whenever he felt like it. Above all, he also played together with the musicians, who were just tangible at those times. So homogeneity was not Toth's goal and therefore one cannot blame him for its absence. What won't be everyone's cup of tea, however, is the jam element inherent in many songs, which for this reason seem less like finished compositions than rather like attempts by the musicians to find each other in the song. The best way to do this is still the blues, which is paid homage to much more than on its predecessor. Rather an album full of unfinished sketches, but that can also have its charm.

Top track: Uneasy Peace

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