When music is at its best, it allows you to put your own meaning to it. The songs may be so open-ended that anyone can add their own interpretation. Even if the song shares a theme every listener can recognize, it might mean something different to each person. Now that I’ve run that metaphor into the ground, we can focus on the beauty of the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland under the moniker Au (Aagoo/Oedipus Records). Simple, but complex. Elegant, but down to earth.
If one were to classify Wyland’s music it would fall under the genre of “Avant-Folk.” But classifying Au would do the album injustice. Backed by several musicians, Au, produces some of the most life-affirming material heard in a long time. KEEP Reading
. - Stephon Johnson
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