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Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird

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Little River
The Dreamer
Like the Wheel
Tangle in This Trampled Wheat
Thrown Right At Me
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Total Tracks: 5   Total Length: 17:31

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Sometimes The Blues Is Just a Passing Bird


Sentimental, unsettled, introvert. This is a very personal feeling album. Absolutely very important work to the artist as one can feel.

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In recent memory


Like The Wheel may be the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

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Pure Gold


Dowloaded and loved his first two albums. This EP maintains the incredibly high standard set by those albums. Agree with earlier reviewer that there is maybe no obvious stand-out track but all the tracks are great so no complaints here.

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Ho Hum


Just your average every day brilliance. Whatever, no biggie, just equisite is all.

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Awesome tunes


Just perfect for the mood I'm in..chillax with these. Raw but soothing..thanks guys looking out for more from you. Good luck for 2011!

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This gets better with every listening. Don't get too carried away with the Dylan thing-- yes, his voice is definitely similar, perhaps planned. But there is a lot more there. Very good, subtle, but also catchy songwriting.

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It sticks with me


I just wanna share a little story about this singer. I recently just discovered it and I love it. I was playing it for a coworker, as she is a Dylan fan when a customer came in. His comment was that "who ever that singer is he can't sing" to which I responded, "He really seems to be influenced by Bob Dylan" Customer "Well he couldn't sing either" Perfect! You don't have to have a great voice to be a great musician. And besides, I like the voice, it's nice to listen to something a little grittier than glitz.

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Brilliant EP


This whole EP is fantastic, but The Dreamer in particular is on my shortlist for best songs of the year. It's pretty much a perfect song.

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Voice like the early Dylan.


None of these tunes grabbed me like the early Bob stuff but his voice is quite similar. Neither one of them can actually sing but that hasn't mattered for years.

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Good Songwriting


I am sensitive to liking/disliking certain voices. This one is distinctive but not bad to me. Sounds harsher on certain songs and pretty good on others. Songs themselves seem interesting and well written.

They Say All Music Guide

Sweden’s Kristian Matsson, aka the Tallest Man on Earth, keeps it sparse with a summertime EP of fingerpicked acoustic guitar and vocals, written on the road just after the release of The Wild Hunt. Comparisons to a young Bob Dylan are common, and in a rustic, intimate setting such as this, the similarities are hard to ignore. Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird, Matsson’s quietest EP, demonstrates just how powerful a man can be alone with a guitar and a voice. “Little River” and “Thrown at Me” find him at his most near and dear, further validating that there is no need for added frills when someone can perform this tender-heartedly. For a change of pace, there’s “The Dreamer,” where Matsson trades in his acoustic for an electric, plugged into a reverby amp, without ever breaking from his austere style. – Jason Lymangrover

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