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Hands In The Ground (Independent)
Like those handy little tripod stools you can take camping, local act Bog River is a pretty resourceful three-piece. Hands In The Ground is impressively rich and a testament to how talent isn't mere arithmetic: Ben Hadaller + Dave Barchyn + Carly Dow = more than the sum of their parts.
The album was recorded in a cabin at Red Rock Lake, which would account for its warm sound that wraps around the listener like a flannel blanket. All Of Heaven's Angels, one of the album's finest moments, has an upright bass line that rumbles softly like a cargo train in the distance with the harmony vocals and kazoo fluttering in the mix like fireflies on a summer night.
Meanwhile Buckle Down finds the trio showing they can hold their own with the likes of like-minded locals the F-Holes and their brand of Dixieland rave-up, while the lovely waltz After The Flood displays their delicate side. 'Ö'Ö'Ö'Ö
-- Michael Elves