Monday, November 9, 2009

Wild Honey Epic Handshakes and a Bear Hug (Lazy Recordings)

I even don`t remember how and when I discovered Wild Honey for myself. If to think about this it is quite strange for me because of being probably the most important coincidence throughout the running year. I think a chance of mine not to come across Guillermo Farrè`s project was quite possible. He is a recent indie-maverick who is releasing his music by his own and being far away from record companies and even netlabels as well.

His first self-titled EP (2008) was a twee-act, and as usual it was a standing on the shoulder of giants - of Field Mice, The Orchids, and Belle& Sebastian as well. Undoubtedly a beautiful album. The recent album has found out new directions to be flared out - musically Farrè has moved more into classical pop music, especially toward sunshine pop and baroque pop. You can feel the melodic and harmonic power of The Beatles, Beach Boys, Free Design, and The Carpenters as well. His song structures are the fragile and lambent ones. Historic dimensionality is engendered from subtle lyrics - those are nostalgic, melancholic, and sometimes with unexpected ends. For example, the track To Steal A Piece Of Art do tell about a mediocre chess player who met a famous avant-garde painter who has an idee fixe to steal and destroy with somebody his piece of art. Brand New Hairdo and Isabella do show up some haircut obsession. There are a lot of tracks what are really worth to be emphasized - 1918-1920, To Steal A Piece Of Art, Isabella, My Bride In Black Gloves, Gold Leaf, One Word Prayer. Irresistible! My friend characterized this album as a searching attempt for lost and majestic sense of life of Europe. You know all those golden days are long gone. We have no choice but you can set up your own private space-time to stay yourself.

By the way, the album is mastered and mixed under guidance of Nashville sound professionals Brad Jones and Jim DeMain. To support this act, you can purchase both vinyl and CD plus make donations.

This is heartfelt pop, deserving more than a cult audience.

Download it from here