6/10 Clinton Staff review, 11 May 2012
I'm loving the first track on this EP from Bon Iver sideman S. Carey. He builds the track slowly using subtle electronics and whispered vocals but it all reaches a wonderful life affirming climax with lots of gorgeous cut up horns. I can't help thinking of Bed's unsurpassable 'The Wood Bunch' or the later, lauded Talk Talk. I'm therefore annoyed that on the second tune he borrows Justin Vernon's bloody autotune. It never NEVER sounds good. Actually has anyone heard Brian Wilson's autotuned vocals at the recent Beach Boys concert? A terrible idea. Let the man sing out of tune if he wants to. The third track veers off further into autotune hell but the vocals are pitched so low that it becomes a weird unworldly sound. The fourth track on this EP is back to shit autotune and as a result I'm not reviewing it. Autotune go to hell!
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