Molina And Johnson – Molina And Johnson
Secretly Canadian 2009
[tags: folk, americana, 2009]
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Twenty Cycles To The Ground (from Molina And Johnson)
Because I’m very happy that my Molina And Johnson LP arrived a few minutes ago I thought I share some words about this stunning record. First of all: what can one expect when grandmaster of music Jason Molina and Will Johnson, singer and guitarist in Centro-Matic, meet to record some music together? The answer is easy: only the best! And that is just what they fabricated.
Their self titeld album is a wonderful combination of folk and americana. Both voices are charismatic as hell and all the instruments join to one overhelming musical mass that twines around you. And still the sound is reduced but not simple because you can feel that the two of them thought it out very well to create dark and endearing tunes. The cover artwork perfectly catches the mood of the music and it is easy to imagine oneself standing in the dark night, looking up into the murky sky thinking about all sorts of things while a cold but comfortable breath of wind blows down the head.
I think everybody who’s into folk and slow alternative music should give a listen to Molina And Johnson because I’m highly impressed with what they created and because this album surely is one of the records that will hit many Top 10 lists this year.