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Fleet Foxes – Shore (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Fleet Foxes – Shore (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:22 minutes | 707 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Anti – Epitaph

Shore was recorded before and during quarantine in Hudson (NY), Paris, Los Angeles, Long Island City and New York City from September 2018 until September 2020 with the help of recording and production engineer Beatriz Artola.The fifteen song, fifty-five minute Shore was initially inspired by frontman Robin Pecknold’s musical heroes such as Arthur Russell, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guebrou and more who, in his experience, celebrated life in the face of death. “I see “shore” as a place of safety on the edge of something uncertain, staring at Whitman’s waves reciting ‘death,’” commented Pecknold. “Tempted by the adventure of the unknown at the same time you are relishing the comfort of the stable ground beneath you. This was the mindset I found, the fuel I found, for making this album.”

The world changes. Fleet Foxes doesn’t. Which isn’t such a bad thing, seeing as Robin Pecknold and his hairy band members have mastered their craft. With this fourth album, coming fifteen years into their career, the sound is still the same for the Seattle-based harmonies-obsessed neo-folk group. Pecknold carries on the legacy of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the Byrds and the Beach Boys on this album. More than he ever has before. But his distinguishable voice – and the almost spiritual reverb that surrounds it – is now a recognized and rather unique hallmark of his era. To prove he’s not a dictator, he hands the mic over to the young and little-known 21-year-old Uwade Akhere on the opening track Wading In Waist-High Water for a delicate and delicious antipasti. Though what follows, for the next hour, is pure Robin Pecknold. It’s a symphony that combines a solid Brian Wilson production with subtle songs with David Crosby-esque harmonic overtones (from the If I Could Only Remember My Name era, his crazy solo album). Shore doesn’t change a thing. It simply comforts Fleet Foxes’ fans… and their foes at that. – Marc Zisman


01. Wading In Waist-High Water (02:15)
02. Sunblind (04:13)
03. Can I Believe You (04:04)
04. Jara (04:09)
05. Featherweight (03:50)
06. A Long Way Past The Past (03:59)
07. For A Week Or Two (02:11)
08. Maestranza (03:03)
09. Young Man’s Game (03:11)
10. I’m Not My Season (03:11)
11. Quiet Air / Gioia (04:27)
12. Going-to-the-Sun Road (03:58)
13. Thymia (02:22)
14. Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman (05:10)
15. Shore (04:19)


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