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Clangour

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Advent In Ives Garden
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The Jubilee Choruses
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Catch The Light
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Sinkership
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Melt Down The Knives
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Clangour And Flutes
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We Belong
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Carry Me Up To Smell Pine
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A Fire To Sleep In
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Fa Fa Fa
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Poi Rot
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Lies
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 43:40

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Peter Shapiro

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02.03.09
Sin Fang Bous, Clangour
2009 | Label: morr music / Morr Music GBR

Iceland's Sin Fang Bous has created a whirlwind. Clangour whisks through 12 chattering folk-pop gems, with so many sounds coming from so many different angles they practically tumble out from the speakers. The traditional stuff (guitar, piano, tambourine) is buffered by everything from flitting flutes to plucked banjo to ramshackle 8-bit electronics. It sounds like a mess, sure, but the songs themselves are purposeful, driven and endlessly satisfying.

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Fantastic

MileHighRob

I've had this collection since it first became available on eMusic and I return to it often. Cleverly written and delivered. Highly recommended.

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A few good ones...

breebers4

"Melt Down the Knives" and "Advent in Ives Garden" are clear standouts on this album.

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Absolute Gem

EMUSIC-0025ECB3

Beautiful album from start to finish. Unique, refreshing, moments of pop, moments of subdued beauty, couldn't love it more.

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Color Review

SWOOL

Pink, Baby Blue, Purple

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Quiet yet Joyous Fun

zoshi

Quiet fun. Verrry nice. No bad track, bu I like "melt down the knives"

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A wonderful emusic discovery!

NilsSkilz

Exposure to incredible music like this is why I can't seem to break up with emusic. My fav tracks: "Lies" and "Carry Me Up To Smell Pine."

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Terrific discovery

oldpunkandrew

I would not have found this if not for eMusic. Thanks for broadening our horizons to Iceland.

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sufjanalicious!

poetryslam

i can see this guy band outfit whatever out of tour with sufjan stevens and very regularly blowing our banjo playing wunderkind out of the water. so delicious. my fave track is clangour and flutes.

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Enchanting

MMI

and infectious.

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I just keep listening to it...

Dogpumpmcfroogle

...and it keeps getting better.

They Say All Music Guide

The warm and fuzzy pop of Sin Fang Bous, a solo project of Seabear’s Sindri Mar Sigfusson indebted as much to twee shoegaze as much as crackling glitch, gets a lovely showcase from the start on Clangour, with the rushed hyperactivity of “Advent in Ives Garden” kicking things off. With confections like the surf-touched “Melt Down the Knives” and the pulsing beat and soft banjo of “We Belong” — not a Pat Benatar cover, but that would have been interesting — the album balances sunniness with a thick fog of echo more than slightly suggestive of early Magnetic Fields, but the singing of Sigfusson, especially on the conclusion of “Fa Fa Fa” but in evidence throughout, is nowhere near Stephin Merritt’s dark murmurings (and some might find that a distinct plus). At times a more rock & roll approach takes the lead, at least in a classically lo-fi manner — thus the peppy, psych-tinged strum of “Catch the Light,” Sigfusson’s vocals an emotional ghostly whisper. Elsewhere the shimmering folk beauty of “A Fire to Sleep In,” acoustic guitar and hushed harmony singing suddenly given a brisk, stuttering electronic beat below the extra textures in the arrangement, stands out as a beautiful highlight, the performance getting brighter and more attractive as the song progresses. – Ned Raggett

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