Gregory Alan isakov
Call us crazy, but Evening Machines – the fourth album from Colorado indie folk-type Gregory Alan Isakov - sounds like sunsets. Positioned somewhere between Ben Howard’s explorations and Edward Sharpe’s woozy melody, there’s much to explore in the soundscapes of the 12 tracks here. Big, balmy pianos and twanging acoustics form the base for an album that is moving, calm and superbly constructed. Its effect is a slow permeation: one that evolves and envelops you in warm, lilting melodies and little phrases that soon stick in the head and the gut. Like the slow-boiled frog, you’re cooked before you notice the heat.
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