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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PHOSPHORESCENT / Muchacho [2013]

Songwriter Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent crafts a finely textured album filled with haunting country indie-rock songs on 2013's Muchacho.
Carried by his fragile, yet powerful heart-achy voice the songs are sparse yet allowed to soar when Houck wisely places horns, strings and electronic ambience for an extra layer of sound, without ever sacrificing the quality and honesty of his songwriting.  The songs are deceivingly simple, until you start peeling away the layers in both lyrics and music to discover just how much thought went into every vibrant moment of gold.

4 suns going up & down out of 5

Songs Of Note: Song For Zula; Muchacho's Tune 

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