Friday, May 6, 2011

David Kilgour

This is maybe my favorite songwriter.

David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights
Left By Soft

Beautifully understated, tinged with psychedelic colors and harmonies, amplified to rock volume, but relaxed to the point that you might miss how well it is put together, Left By Soft is another milestone in the criminally underappreciated (at least outside of New Zealand) career of David Kilgour. This is the first full-band Kilgour album in quite a while, bringing together old hands like Tony De Raad of the Mad Scene, long-time Heavy Eights bass player Thomas Bell (who also produced), drummer Taane Tokona and Kilgour himself. Left by Soft is a good deal louder and more rock than The Far Now, but it has the same mystical shimmer, a sense that more is here than immediately meets the ear.


“Diamond Mine”

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