WOW - Eric Never Ceases To Amaze.
Eric Bachmann is one of the most underappreciated musical voices of his generation. Whether he's perfecting indie rock with Archers of Loaf, exploring his influences with Crooked Fingers or simply utilizing his voice and a nylon string classical guitar, he is a genius. When you consider the fact that he was living out of his car while he was making this album, one begins to understand the introspective nature of these songs. For Eric, melody has always been king, as much as it may have occasionally been perverted with amazing guitar squeals and noise-rock fury. This disc, on the other hand, is just straight beautiful... almost medieval-sounding. "Man O'War", "Genevieve", "Genie, Genie" are all incredible.