Saturday, January 28, 2012

Edgar Breau "Patches of Blue"

(Flying Inn Music) The guitarist from less-obscure-than-they-used-to-be Canadian psyche punk band Simply Saucer releases an album of heartfelt, working class singer-songwriter music that may take Saucer fans for an unexpected abduction. Actually, psyche fans have been pretty liberal with guitar strumming coffehouse-types over the last few years, generously labeling anything traditional and strummy as "freak folk," and the richness and atmospheric vibe here might allow this to fit the bill as well. But what's going on here is more than genre work or gear shifting, it's some genuinely intense, sincere troubadour-ism, telling tales and meaning them. Not that the tales of cyborgs and mole machines in the 70s weren't sincere!

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