There’s something to be said about musicians that embrace patience. It used to be that dissonance was the linchpin of innovation and, I guess, probably still is. But personally, I think there’s bravery in the quiet. Small Sur, as sunny and languid as the Big one, has the happily tuckered ambience of a Sunday afternoon nap…and an adherence to tone that is always the benchmark of a great album.
[ stream ] Small Sur – Tones
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