Jose Gonzalez Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
It has been just over seven years since In Our Nature, the last solo record by Jose Gonzalez, but in that time he has been quite busy. He has recorded two albums with his band, Junip, co-written the score to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and contributed a song to the Red Hot Charity album. Vestiges & Claws is Jose Gonzalez’s third solo outing and completes the set of his acoustic trilogy with his trademark hushed vocals and complex guitar playing.
2 rather different takes on Jose Gonzalez’s material, taking his soft, warm, folky melodicism and filtering them through banks of electronics. Holy Ghost! do an Italo disco flavoured cut of Let It Carry You, whereas Dino Soccio’s goes for a more mellow-groove disco approach. Lovely approaches from both! 12” on Peacefrog.
Chamber Ensemble arrangements of songs from Vestiges & Claws delivers precisely on the promise of its title, with New York group yMusic taking Jose Gonzalez’s soft, warm, folky melodicism and adding subtle orchestral shadings. They manage to work with the tone of the original material while also going somewhere altogether new. 7” vinyl release on Peacefrog.
- CD single (PFG083CD)
- £3.49 £1.75 (saving: £1.74)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
Swedish singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez’s debut, released in his homeland in 2003 but not until 2005 for the rest of us. Hushed and tender, and including ~that~ emotional cover of The Knife’s electro-pop number Heartbeats. Deft acoustic guitar and sweet double-tracked vocals - it’s pretty hard for this man to escape Nick Drake comparisons. Limited LP repress on Peacefrog.