vetiver - thing of the past (gnomonsong 2008)
"two years after To Find Me Gone, Andy Cabic and Vetiver return with a new album of old songs, all hidden treasures, entitled Thing of the Past. Think of it as Cabic's fully realized mix tape to the world--a collection of some of his favorite songs from some of his favorite records--but presented, sequenced, and in this case performed by Cabic himself, with a little help from his friends far and wide. includes contributions from two of Cabic's heroes, Vashti Bunyan (who duets on "Sleep A Million Years") and Michael Hurley (who does likewise on his own "Blue Driver").
From good-time rocking on Hawkwind's "Hurry On Sundown" and Loudon Wainwright III's "The Swimming Song" to the beautiful triptych of songs that runs from Biff Rose's "To Baby" through Ian Matthews' "Road To Ronderlin" and Garland Jeffreys' "Lon Chaney," this is a diverse and harmonious collection of songs. As Cabic comments, "I think this is the best album I've yet to make, in no small part because the songs are so good, but also because I didn't write them, which offered me a useful combination of restraint and freedom in performing them, bringing out the best in myself and the other musicians. It was an experiment, and it was one of the best experiences I've yet to have recording anything." midheaven
versiones de clásicos que me recuerdan a otros clásicos como fleetwood mac, a 'a horse with no name' de america, a 'cottton fields' de creedence. 'roll on babe' es ya como una caricia, 'hook & ladder' es demasiado bonita, 'the swimming song' es la esencia, elegante, sencilla y con banjo. y luego está 'road to ronderlin' que es, desde ya, una de mis canciones favoritas...y así todas