Album Review: Junip - 'Fields'

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John Smithies
Epoch Times Staff
Created: October 1, 2010 Last Updated: November 22, 2011
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José González has always had a wonderfully hypnotic aspect to his music, but here it’s pushed further into Krautrock territory, with woolly distortion, and blissful delayed keyboards washing around the upper echelons of the mix. The trio’s deceptively simple mastery of repetition, groove and González’s hushed vocals evoke a warm 70s fuzz, the beats and bass playing a central role. ‘Rope & Summit’ has a motorik groove that would make Neu proud, while ‘Without You’ has a superb techno-ish build. Fans of José González the solo artist may initially be confused by this clearly democratic effort, but give it some time. It’s chock full of subtle hooks.

Rating: 4.5 / 5



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