Just for Kicks: Bill Callahan – The Wind And The Dove

Sunday’s choice comes from Bill Callahan who is better known as Smog or sometimes (Smog) and is also Joanna Newsom’s fella. Bill has been making great melancholy folk music since Joanna was a twinkle in her daddy’s eye or not far off there (1988). But it sounds to me like maybe some of her orchestrated leanings from last album ‘Ys’ have rubbed off on Bill’s latest album ‘Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle’ and in particular this stunning track ‘The Wind And The Dove’ which features all kinds of eerie instrumentation, so much so that it makes me think of Raders Of The Lost Ark at times! Bill’s custom spoken vocals and understated guitar work fits in with it with surprising ease. It feels right.

mp3: Bill Callahan – The Wind And The Dove

buy: Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle    CD/LP iTunes

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