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J.E. Sunde – 9 Songs About Love (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

J.E. Sunde – 9 Songs About Love (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:04 minutes | 652 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © vietnam

J.E. Sunde = Paul Simon + Buck Meek + Elliot Smith. Jonathan Edward Sunde (J.E. Sunde) writes songs that allow you to drift away to a laid back time in Southern California where everything that rattled out of Laurel Canyon came out glorious and gold. Sunde sounds like those great CSN(Y) albums when Graham Nash took a turn at a song. The classic singer/songwriter influences are all here—it’s easy to close your eyes and find them as Sunde’s songs unfold. At this point, I want to be clear: J.E. Sunde is not a nostalgic act; he also sounds modern, immediate and new.

2009: fans of indie folk rock are in ecstasy over In Deference to a Broken Back, the debut album of the unknown group The Daredevil Christopher Wright. It holds special interest because it was mixed by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. But for all their hefty hardware (cello, baritone sax, flute, 12-string guitar, Wurlitzer), this Wisconsin trio with their blend of a thousand influences (Sufjan Stevens, Shearwater, Violent Femmes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene) never quite managed to pull off their moonshot… A decade on, one of their leading lights, Jonathan Edward Sunde, has resurfaced with this brilliant 9 Songs About Love. For sure, this isn’t J.E.’s first solo outing (he released Shapes That Kiss the Lips of God in 2014, Now I Feel Adored in 2017 and the self-titled J.E. Sunde in 2019) but this intimate, melodic folk treatise is very accomplished. Less baroque than that of his former band, his music manages to join in conversation with the ancients (Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield, Everly Brothers) without smelling of mothballs. Each of these nine delicate love songs is a finely-chiseled and perfectly-balanced miniature. A sepia-toned waltz with beautiful colour in the vocal parts. Gorgeous. – Marc Zisman


01. J.E. Sunde – Sunset Strip
02. J.E. Sunde – Love Makes a Fool of Everyone
03. J.E. Sunde – Love Gone to Seed
04. J.E. Sunde – I Don’t Care To Dance
05. J.E. Sunde – We Live Each Other’s Dreams
06. J.E. Sunde – Clover
07. J.E. Sunde – Your Love Leaves a Mark on Me
08. J.E. Sunde – I Love You, You’re My Friend
09. J.E. Sunde – Risk


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