album review: fauxbois
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 06, 2010

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Fauxbois's first album, Carry On feels homemade, for better or for worse. I vote better; the amateurish feeling comes out in different ways and genres rather than one shortcoming throughout, making it feel intentional. Opener "Dry Into Dust" features over-jammed instrumental passages with unpolished vocals that lean towards garagey, while the roughness of "Let It Fall Down" is more implicit of a solo folk musician with an acoustic guitar. Occasionally this combination gives the album an undecided, underconfident feel, but for the most part is a welcome reprieve from the typical lo-fi folk/rock album.
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