Karl Blau – 2 Becomes 1
Nature’s Got Away may be a record of dizzying diversity, but here Blau really has Bill Callahan’s sage-like charm nailed down…perhaps it’s the way he croons “all the hardships…sail away” (why haven’t I heard that literary device used before – genius!). Karl Blau is a prolific lo-fi singer-songwriter based in Anacortes, northern Washington and releases music through a monthly subscription service called Kelp Monthly. As AllMusic so aptly put it: his songs’ “spontaneity and lack of calculation is also integral to their charm and conviction.” This one’s a 7-minute freewheel.
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