Friday, October 26, 2007
Wow, I found a really good review that just came out... of Anniversary (for those not 'in the know' Anniversary is my last album - it's two years old).
It's a German website that seems to only review free netlabel offerings, and they just got an English version online in September. Here is the review (plus comments).
Lost on Purpose - Anniversary (Sundays in Spring)
October 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments
Lost on Purpose - Anniversary EP - FrontGuitar Folk-Pop | Lost on Purpose is L.A.-based one-man indie band Will Holland. His “Anniversary” EP was released on Belgian Sundays at Spring-Netlabel back in 2005 and can cope with most of the commercial indie Pop outlets easily. Elliot Smith, The Shins, Modest Mouse? Don’t spend your expensive listening time on them, get this unpolished nugget into your ears!
Next to V.O., Pokett and Sepia Hours, Lost on Purpose has always been my favourite in the Sundays in Spring-back catalogue. Will’s EP opens with “London”. Acoustic guitar, harmonica, good vocal-harmonies and some sketches of piano, that’s everything Will Holland needs to construct a clever indie Pop song.
“Ohio 2″ afterwards is based on a wonderful piano-backing and the layered vocals that sound a bit like Minnesota’s finest Low. Phew! “Lonely Road” is a up-tempo masher with tight acoustic guitar and four-to-he-floor handclaps, while “Thank you Music Guru” comes off with sugar-sweet vocal chords and intimate guitar-play. Like Yo La Tengo backing up for Elliot Smith. While everybody needs to quote influences from British bands nowadays, Will Holland’s American indie Pop-music is like a glass of aged whiskey in a display of neon-coloured alcopops
3 responses so far ↓
1 dana // Oct 16, 2007 at 6:28 pm
oh, this one is truly lovely. i am thirsty for more acoustic and folk music. why not writing something about aerotone.de?
2 Bettina Rhymes // Oct 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm
yeah, aerotone will definitely be featured here. i’ve been able to lay my hands on aer.010 already and this one is awesome, once again.
3 dana // Oct 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm
yeah please lay your hands on this release :) curious reading how you describe the music.
Ok, so only one comment has anything to do with me. But I like the phrase 'lay hands'. 'lay your hands on this release'. Translation is fun.
I also like anyone who refers to my music as an 'unpolished nugget'.