Sunday, February 6, 2011

About Sounds #1: Bon Iver

So let's kick off some discussion about good music. I'm all about auditory assessment and satisfaction from sound. Fascination from innovation and the like. My superfluous slew of enthralling English will happen more often than not, so get used to it.

Moving on from my vociferous tendencies to be verbally tenacious, lets get on with the music. Tonight I present Bon Iver, a back to basics group hailing from Wisconsin consisting of a group of soft spoken musicians with a tendency to make fairly brilliant music. Formed in 2007, their first album For Emma, Forever Ago was hailed as one of the best albums of 2008. Songs such as "Flume" and "Skinny Love" make this collection of works highly memorable and a tad inspirational.

Apart from a very well put together album, the genius behind Bon Iver is undoubtedly their penchant for the simple, something which can be attested to via the recording process for the first album. Recorded entirely in principal songwriter Justin Vernon's log cabin in Wisconsin, the instrumentation took much overlaying and dubbing on basic recording gear. Vernon has also been noted for his tendency to have vocals that go from intensely visual to virtually unintelligible. But the beauty is that the vocal effort is meant to stand along with the music, not overpower or take away from it, something which it does beautifully. In my opinion this not only makes for great music, but a very good live show.

So with that said, I leave you with a video of a Bon Iver live performance and let you decide what to do next.






  2. I'll look into it dude, thanks. Following and supporting!

  3. I quite enjoy the classic rock of the 60s and 70s and believe that nothing has come close to its importance and intricateness.

  4. You're sounding a bit pretentious mate.

  5. lol, the pretentiousness is totally on purpose. take it as a joke really. don't mean to put anyone down with my opinions.

    @qwertymcherty i agree to an extent in regards to the importance of the 60s and 70s. in terms of intricacy, there are a fair few bands that hold the same degree of creativity and skill, if not more.