Reviews

Read the Review
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Read the Review
The Pack A.D.

Read the Review
Chad VanGaalen

Read the Review
Potengowski Anna Friederike

Read the Review
Todd Rundgren

Read the Review
Old 97's

Read the Review
Needles//Pins

Read the Review
Ohama

Read the Review
Nicolas Horvath

Read the Review
Hugo Wolf Quartet

Read the Review
Heat

Read the Review
Parallels

Read the Review
Monica Chapman

Read the Review
Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project

Read the Review
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings

Read the Review
Andrew Collins Trio

Read the Review
Drive-By Truckers

Read the Review
Parker Abbott Trio

Share |



More By Great Lake Swimmers

Cover Art
New Wild Everywhere


Cover Art

Great Lake Swimmers ( http://www.greatlakeswimmers.com @greatlakeswim )

Lost Channels
Nettwerk ( http://www.nettwerk.com/ @NettwerkMusic )

Torono's own Great Lake Swimmers have quietly been making a name for themselves among the folk rock audience since their inception in 2005. Following the success of their third album, 2007's Ongiara, the band has performed internationally with names such as Feist, Bela Fleck, Hayden and even Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. The band's folllow-up to Ongiara, Lost Channels, demonstrates why the band is ever deserving of hype and international recognition.
Lost Channels, a half-concept album, was recorded in the historic Thousand Islands region slightly north of the American border. More than that, the actual recording was done in rural locations as varied as old churches and abandoned grain silos. As such, the album features a heavy reliance on nature and earthy elements for its inspiration. What results is a testament that is as nostalgic and personal as anything Neil Young ever recorded. Case in point: “Stealing Tomorrow.” Tony Dekker's hauntingly beautiful vocals combine with the hollow strumming of a distant guitar to present a testimony that is both dark and inspiring at the same time. The majority of the songs on Lost Channels do an equally good job of conveying the deepest emotions.
It is their ability to demand listener attention and craft the most beautiful imagery that will grant Great Lake Swimmers even further success. More than that, the band has clearly come into their own with a sound that is instantly recognizable after half a bar. In that respect, Lost Channels can be viewed as a quiet revolution: for folk rock, for Canadian music and for music lovers the world over.  

 

By Matija Kamikovski
Apr 1, 2009

[reviews home] [list reviews]
 
comments powered by Disqus

More Reviews By Matija Kamikovski

Cover Art Ceti Alpha
Telemetry
(Self-Released)
Apr 2, 2009

More Reviews For Nettwerk artists

Cover Art A Camp
Colonia
(Nettwerk)
Aug 12, 2009
Cover Art Felix Da Housecat
He Was King
(Nettwerk)
Sep 26, 2009
Cover ArtNeil Finn
7 Worlds Collide
(Nettwerk)
Jul 23, 2002
Cover ArtFrazey Ford
Indian Ocean
(Nettwerk)
Oct 13, 2014
Cover Art Great Lake Swimmers
New Wild Everywhere
(Nettwerk)
Apr 9, 2012
Cover ArtJoshua Hyslop
Cold Wind
(Nettwerk)
Aug 23, 2011
Cover ArtJoshua Hyslop
Where The Mountain Meets The Valley
(Nettwerk)
Jul 10, 2012
Cover Art Uh Huh Her
Common Reaction
(Nettwerk)
Aug 10, 2008
Cover Art Various
For The Kids Three!
(Nettwerk)
Nov 1, 2007
header bottom