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), but Quadro Nuevo has unquestionably earned the title considering their passport-friendly approach to composition and improvisation over the past 20 years. Fascinated with the genre-crossing possibilities of the acoustic guitar, his arrangements for the instrument range from Scottish lute music and Brazilian choro to Radiohead and the Beatles.Andy Jurik is a performer, educator, and writer based out of Asheville, NC. Andy currently teaches at the University of North Carolina Asheville and Presbyterian College.These aphorisms are accompanied by silky, disturbing, comforting drawings from Heather Frise.This mixture of prose, visual beauty, ,strangeness, and serious academic discussions of the narrative form clashing with touching personal recollections and just simple humor (especially in the Aphorisms) makes for a distinct reading experience.Most notably on "Howl", Flynn sounds mightier and more fearless than any of his folk peers. "Sweet William (Part 2)" opens with mandolin and cello to create a gypsy quality similar to something Patrick Wolf might aim for had he a better sense of restraint.As soon as Flynn comes in with his strong, raw delivery, it is apparent the song could come from no one but Flynn.While it's not unjustified to call them a jazz group, they've elevated their sound exploring the worlds of Argentinian tango, Austrian classical traditions, Indian raga, and Romanian folk customs, among others.
From the wending "Tinker’s Trail" to the distinctly Pink Moon-era guitar on "After Eliot", this album finds Flynn in a more subdued mood than his previous releases.
Sometimes he lets the lyrics get ahead of the music; that's all good and well when you’re Leonard Cohen, but Flynn doesn’t have that lyrical oomph quite yet.
"Time Unremembered", for instance, has several lovely lines ("we love along the white lines in the middle of the road"), but is a little too musically sluggish for its own good.
The song is big in ways that prior release A Larum merely hinted at; from the aforementioned trumpet to Flynn's confident voice to the backing vocals of Flynn's band, the Sussex Wit, the song is a stomper of an opener.
Backing vocals reappear on follow up track, "Lost and Found", this time turning things more maudlin with the closing refrain, "Just a lonely radio / Just a makeshift show and tell / Playing out lives at the lost and found." After just two songs, Flynn already illustrates that he's just as good at doing poignant as he is at doing joyous.If members of the United Kingdom's thriving folk revival scene were to hold court, Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling would be its Lord and Lady.