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Vetiver (May 18, 2004)

Vetiver — Vetiver (May 18, 2004)

                           Vetiver — Vetiver (May 18, 2004)
:::   Album poctěno hosty: Devendra Banhart, Colm O’Ciosoig (My Bloody Valentine), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Joanna Newsom, a další . Vetiver roste v situaci, kde “méně je více”, kde jednoduchost kraluje — ta totiž nabízí dostatek prostoru pro putování zákoutími singer~songwriterské přírodní scenérie. Album bylo nahráváno všude, kde to bylo možné, včetně různých obývacích pokojů po celé Bay Area.♣   Šéfskladatel Andy Cabic vyrůstal v severní Virginii a strávil několik let v Greensboro v Severní Karolíně, hrál na kytaru a psal hudbu jako člen Raymond Brake, kdy v roce 1995 celovečerní album “Piles of Dirty Winters” (Simple Machines), přineslo experimentální rockové cítění s jasnými melodickými prvky klasického popu. Po přestěhování do San Franciska, Cabic angažoval houslistu Jima Gaylorda a violoncellistku Alissu Anderson, spolu s troubadúrem Devendra Banhart (Young God Records), který se autorsky podílí na písni “Los Pajaros del Rio” a “Amour Fou” a na albu také přispívá kytarou a vokály. Přítomenn je také bubeník Colm Ó Cíosóig z My Bloody Valentine v písních “Luna Sea.” a “On a Nerve,” dále si okamžitě můžeme povšimnout vokálů Hope Sandoval v “Angels’ Share”. V “Amerilie” se představuje na harfu Joanna Newsom, Craig Koozer basuje v “Amour Fou,” a Nick Holdzkom na piano v “Luna Sea.” Obočí pozvedá píseň “Amour Fou”, připomínající Marka Bolana v jeho hippie mystickém období.
♣   The album was recorded whenever and where ever possible — including various living rooms throughout the Bay Area — by Thom Monahan, who squeezed in production duties around Pernice Bros. Tour obligations, sometimes working on mixes on his laptop and sending them to Cabic from the road. 
:::   California folk–rockers whose sound is heavily influenced by late–‘60s/early–‘70s hippie–folk troubadours.Location: San Francisco, United States
Album release: May 18, 2004
Record Label: Dicristina Stair Builders / Midheaven
Duration:     44:59
01 Oh Papa     2:38   
02 Without A Song     4:37  
03 Farther On     2:49  
04 Amour Fou     4:34  
05 Los Pajaros Del Rio     3:44   
06 Amerilie     3:14  
07 Arboretum     1:59   
08 Angels’ Share     4:21  
09 Luna Sea     4:17  
10 Belles     5:06
11 On A Nerve     7:40
:::   Alissa Anderson Cello, Member of Attributed Artist
:::   Devendra Banhart Additional Personnel, Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
:::   Andy Cabic Audio Production, Banjo, Composer, Group Member, Guitar,  Producer, Vocals
:::   Jim Gaylord Member of Attributed Artist, Violin
:::   Nick Holdzkom Additional Personnel, Piano
:::   Craig Koozer Additional Personnel, Bass, Guitar (Bass)
:::   Thom Monahan Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Engineer, Producer
:::   Joanna Newsom Additional Personnel, Harp
:::   Cólm O’Ciosoig Additional Personnel, Drums
:::   Hope Sandoval Additional Personnel, Vocals
:::   Steve Swallow ComposerDescription:
:::   Vetiver grows in a “less is more” chaparral where simplicity offers ample room to wander. Strongly fertilized by traditional acoustic music, and more subtly cross-pollinated by the sparseness of “minimalism,” with its bare suggestions of melodies that the listener fills in for himself, Vetiver gracefully navigates folk and pop savannas with ease. Chief songwriter Andy Cabic grew up in northern Virginia and spent a few years in Greensboro, North Carolina, playing guitar and writing music as a member of the Raymond Brake, whose 1995 full–length, Piles of Dirty Winters (Simple Machines), melded experimental rock sensibilities with bright melodic touches of classic pop. After moving to San Francisco, Cabic enlisted violinist Jim Gaylord and cellist Alissa Anderson, along with Young God recording artist and troubadour du jour Devendra Banhart, who shares co–writing credits on “Los Pajaros del Rio” and “Amour Fou” and contributes guitar and vocals to the album. Anderson made the near–random acquaintance of My Bloody Valentine’s Colm O’Ciosoig, and he ended up playing drums on “Luna Sea” and “On a Nerve,” which brought along with it vocals on “Angels’ Share” courtesy of Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. “Amerilie” features the harp–playing of Joanna Newsom, Craig Koozer plays bass on “Amour Fou,” and Nick Holdzkom piano on “Luna Sea”.  The album was recorded whenever and where ever possible — including various living rooms throughout the Bay Area — by Tom Monahan, who squeezed in production duties around Pernice Bros. tour obligations, sometimes working on mixes on his laptop and sending them to Cabic from the road.
Includes guests Devendra Banhart, Colm O’Ciosoig (My Bloody Valentine), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Joanna Newsom, and others • Press via Howlin’ Wuelf Media • Month–long cross–country tour beginning June 4 with Banhart and Newsom • Devendra Banhart is in the band... at times. Lots of cross pollination • Intensive retail marketing • Extensive print advertising.                                      © Andy Cabic & Vetiver, Photo credit: R. Kranz
AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek;  Score: ****
♦   San Franciscos Vetiver (which is a sweet kind of Indian grass that now grows in California) is the brainchild of songwriter Andy Cabic (Simple Machines). Vetiver began as a trio featuring Cabic singing and playing guitar and banjo with cellist Alissa Anderson and violinist Jim Gaylord. Savant folk prodigy Devendra Banhart joined in 2003, adding a second guitar to the mix. Produced by Cabic with Thom Monahan, Vetiver’s self–titled debut is a stark yet lovely affair of shimmering acoustic melodies and intimate songs that don’t mope but gush with a kind of blissful grace. Other instruments such as bass, piano, harp, and even drums are added on select tracks. The breezy, lilting textures created by the plucked and bowed strings are startling for their sonorities and timeless, shimmering resonances. Cabic’s thin, reedy voice (which in some places — “Amour Fou” is a case in point — is reminiscent of Marc Bolan’s hippy mystic period) seems to float between them rather than on top of them, and his songs, with their old–world rootsiness, are equal parts Stephen Foster, folk–blues, underground Southern music á la Norman Blake, and just the right modicum of indie emotionalism. It makes for a beautifully odd concoction. Banhart is on board as a guitarist here, so none of his quirkiness is evident in the band’s sound. But his backing vocals add a kind of radiant, somewhat otherworldly depth to the proceedings. This is an impressive, summery debut that is worth not only seeking out, but also playing until you can whistle along to it. Standout tracks include the aforementioned “Amour Fou,” “Amerellie," “Luna Sea,” “Belles,” and “Oh Papa.”
Midheaven: https://midheaven.com/
MySpace: https://myspace.com/vetiverse
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vetiverseDiscography:
:::   Vetiver (DiCristina, 2004)
:::   To Find Me Gone (DiCristina, FatCat Records, 2006)
:::   Thing of the Past (Gnomonsong / FatCat, 2008)
:::   Tight Knit (Sub Pop / Bella Union, 2009)
:::   The Errant Charm (Sub Pop / Bella Union, 2011)
:::   Complete Strangers (Easy Sound, 2015)
:::   Between (DiCristina, 2005)
:::   “You May Be Blue” (Gnomonsong, 2008)
:::   “More of the Past” (Gnomonsong, 2008):::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

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