Here's the thing, though: Heron Oblivion don't give a shit about any of this, and instead play what they feel - and that's what makes them great.
Heron Oblivion Heron Oblivion 8. Subscribe for news and competitions Email:. They finished the record independently, then inked a deal with Sub Pop in early What people are saying about Heron Oblivion:. News for Heron Oblivion. Tour Dates: Feb. For ticket links, click on over here.
Heron Oblivion have announced U. Each song is excellently crafted. These musicians know what they're doing, and it seems they are trying to take Rock back. There's the fuzz reminiscent of Hendrix, the groovy folk vocals of Jefferson Airplane, and the general musicianship of all the greats. To end, I can say this album is an essential bridge from the 'classics' to the contemporary Rock scene. It's sure to delight audiences on either side of the bridge. As it should have always been.
Easy five stars and currently my favorite record of the year. This is great folk - psych: great jams, dynamics and hooks as well. There are several themes that appear lifted from the last Assemble Head album Manzanita but worked into full bloom rather than a throw off riff.
I've seen several reviews compare to Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention and I can see that, but don't come to this expecting another Leige and Lief. Maybe if they had recorded an album while Richard Thompson was doing acid, but otherwise, I don't think so.
Best part, to me, is how they work the dynamics in - lull you to sleep or just mellow attitude then clobber your with a power riff. I may have picked up on these comparisons in other reviews but try to picture a vocalist who at times sounds like a cross between Annie Halsam and Sandy Denny teaming up with Neil Young, Richard Thompson and maybe John Cippolina and playing psychedelic music like they invented it.
This is simply a brilliant recording with songs that go from a whisper to a screeching growl in the bat of an eye. Ethan Miller's Howlin' Rain presence in the role of bass player doesn't hurt either. My favorite recording of the year so far. I am unfamiliar with their individual and collective recording histories except for Howlin'Rain and look forward to catching up with their previous works. One person found this helpful. Perfect psychedelic west coast music.
Absolutely perfect. I played this CD many times in the past few weeks and treasured each track every time. Life can have dark moments but heron oblivion will keep the loneliness at bay. I truly hope their tour may graze the Tennessee valley, or come to the southeast somehow. What an amazing debut album. Not a weak song on the album.
The singer's pure, ethereal voice floats through the full frontal freak out guitar assault. Just beautiful. I listen to a lot of music - for a lot of moods. As I've gotten older, I don't care for "pop" - the 2. One turns to jazz, some classical, but miss the guitar in the music. Very little it seems, I like guitars tick I love a bit of hedonistic freak outery tick I love great female vocals tick I'm a big fan of both psych music and folk rock tick especially Fairport Convention or Jefferson Airplane, to whom they bear some almost inevitable comparisons, in so far as if the Fairports were making music today , it would sound like this album.
It all sounds a bit rough, not overly polished, produced with a light touch rather than feeling like some runny honey that eventually gets too much It is also an album that needs your attention, your individual attention, it's not particularly for sharing, and enjoys flipping you about both in terms of pace and dynamics and mood..
A mix of psyche-folk and prog I think. To be honest I bought this by mistake as I thought it was the English band Heron and the album was called Oblivion. Still worth checking out though. Quiet and loud, kids! Quiet and loud. Report abuse. Composed riffing, astounding tunes, and heart wrenching vocals from Meg Baird and Co. Like a heavier version of Espers. As another reviewer says there will been dancing but put it on, turn it up loud and listen. Wonderful music.
Great album. If you like alt folk rock, buy! There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited.
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