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Author: Jessica Suarez
06/26/2008 | Paperthinwalls.com | www.paperthinwalls.com | Album Review
Horizons track review

It's easy to say it: "Horizons" feels a little slept through. Singer/songwriter Joe Knapp's voice is drowsy for sure, but the song's even, chorus-less pace makes it easy to forget you're listening to anything. Although some of his disconnected lyrical images are pretty (when they're not clichéd), most just hover and disappear over the organ, brushed drums and dull bells. With a voice this self-serious, Knapp doesn't need to bring home the introspection, but he does ("There's a man in the mirror/His hair's turning gray"). His melody and imagery touch on Simon And Garfunkel's "America," but Knapp uglies up the harmony that the pair would have left smooth, misaligning his voice into a disjointed round, turning that self reflection into a sort of speech act. Such conceptual convolutions hardly make up for the song's lack of dimension. Knapp attempts to gussy up the outro with vocal fills, but they're simply more padding in a song that's mostly filler
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