Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli
Belle of the Fall – Earthbound
Beautifully recorded. Lovely vocals. Simple but effective instrumentation. Persistently understated. A playful slow-dance.
“They’ll” probably play the fun tracks on the radio. And although they are a welcome distraction, those tracks aren’t necessarily characteristic or representative of Belle of the Fall. This is a serious duo. Is the sexual tension I sense intentional? Is it honest? Is it soulful? No matter – I FEEL it.
Mandatory Stream of Consciousness comparisons:
Sarah McLachlan fronting Simon & Garfunkel. The Milk Carton Kids. The Civil Wars. A 21st Century Johnny and June Carter Cash mixed with The Everly Brothers if Quentin Tarantino produced the tracks.