Monday, April 24, 2006
With a gently worn edge to his increasingly Springsteen sounding voice, Josh Ritter's latest album touches on simple truths, simply told. In fact timing is everything here, the deliberately low key production makes it easy to disregard the album as background music, but the truth is it's an album that comes alive with a pair of headphones on in a quiet room - this is not commuting music, at least not for me.
Listen: Josh Ritter - Good Man
Listen: Josh Ritter - Monster Ballads
Posted by howard at 2:45 am
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
We're just back from our holidays - 5 days in Barcelona on the pretext of my convalescence. Staying in an apartment in the slightly seedier end of town, we had a holiday soundtrack of about 8 CDs, but the new spanish-inspired Josh Rouse album was the most played. It's only 33 minutes long, with a happy-go-lucky vibe that suited the place perfectly. Sunny music for a sunny place that will help to speed up healing of all kinds. Here's the track that was declared as the one to put on a compilation tape -it's a corker that sounds good, even through the walls.
Listen: Josh Rouse - Givin'It Up
And after a hard day of exploring the city, this tune was just the job for winding down to with a glass of Cava and some rockin' Scrabble. The more serene album finale:
Listen: Josh Rouse - El Otro Lado
Posted by howard at 2:10 am