Avid listeners are in for some delightful surprises, including the flare of Dixieland horns near the end of “Angels” and the inspired inclusion of the pedal steel guitar in “Holy Week.” Listen also for wry nods to artists like David Bowie, Neil Young and The Ramones.
The musicianship on “One” is first rate, and every instrument has a reason for being just where it is on any given song. Big props for such a judicious mix, which keeps everything in perfect check on this record.
Time and distance may keep you from seeing your friends as often as you like, but “One” is a reminder that genuine friendship—just like authentic music—is always worth the effort.
by Grant Martin
for Underground Wednesday