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Feral Harmonic

Author: Jesse Gelwicks
11/18/2009 | Popwreckoning.com | www.popwreckoning.com | Album Review
The highlights on Old Canes' Feral Harmonic are proof that acoustic singer-songwriting can still be exciting. Driven by a frantically strummed guitar, the best songs are fantastic. old canes

Highlights like "Little Bird Courage" contain an urgency, horns, and bursts of celebratory da-da-da's. The everyday voices responding to his call infuse the song with a party atmosphere. The sad lyrics on "The Last Collapse" contrast with the celebratory rat-tat-tats of the snare, the soaring vocals, and smattering of chimes. "Trust" follows the same formula, with lyrics of love and strained vocals over a boisterous drum and acoustic guitar.

Feral Harmonic starts out really strong, but starts to wander in the middle with songs like "Sweet," which saps the energy of the previous five songs with a chugging raga. "Under" pokes along, the strained vocals now sounding tired. The album picks back up with the upbeat "I will Be The Sun," another of my favorites, and makes the B side well worth a spin.

Track Listing:
01. Intro
02. Little Bird Courage
03. The Last Collapse
04. Trust
05. Next
06. Sweet
07. Under
08. I Will Be the Sun
09. Stuck
10. Flower Faces
11. Black Hill Chapel
12. Southern Radio
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