Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (EMI).
This singer songwriting duo never cease to surprise me, employing some new skills and sounds (listen for that double keyboard organ that infiltrates much of the album) to make this their best album yet. Interestingly, for those who know something about vocal layering, it takes on an impressive new life on this album, in particularly, on the track Chateau. But as impressive as that technique is, we as fans are always going to be mesmerised by the faithful harmonies shared in turn by the siblings. Julia’s fragile breathy vocals, complemented by Angus brooding voice, wash over you, on every single track. That said, everything about this album makes for an intimate listening experience. Just simply from the opening bars of Snow, with Julia’s la la la’s, she truly makes you want to fall in love with her. So, just in case you have forgotten how good an easy listening album fuelled by indie rock-folk sounds, do yourself a favour and listen to Angus & Julia Stone’s new album Snow.
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