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S/T: Bon Iver

Bon Iver

S/T: Bon Iver

12" LP

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Quick Overview

Bon Iver's Bon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there – solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed – but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present. The icicles have dropped, rising up again as grass.


Part of the beauty of Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was the intimate, backwoods feel of the recording and the simplicity of Justin Vernon's soaring, open wound of a voice with only minimal musical backing to distract from its impact. After a couple years in which his life was turned upside down thanks to the success of For Emma, Vernon’s second album is quite different. Where For Emma was stripped down and intimate, Bon Iver is packed with guest musicians, horn sections, strings, and extra vocalists. Within the expanded arrangements, there are still moments of tender beauty: the relatively restrained "Wash.," which pits Vernon’s aching vocal orchestra against a jagged, repeating piano line (and only minimal strings and pedal steel); the first two-thirds of "Holocene," and the simple and affecting "Michicant."

Additional Information

Artist Bon Iver
Track Listing 1 Perth - 4:22 2 Minnesota, WI - 3:52 3 Holocene - 5:36 4 Towers - 3:08 5 Michicant - 3:45 6 Hinnom, TX - 2:45 7 Wash. - 4:58 8 Calgary - 4:10 9 Lisbon, OH - 1:33 10 Beth/Rest - 5:16

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