Feb 9 2019
Artist: Lawful Citizen
Album: Internal Combustion
Favorite Track: “The Road To Nowhere”
Music from: Montreal, Québec
What I like about it: I like how this album is sort of all over the place. One minute there’s a funereal tone, then suddenly it shifts into high octane excitement, and before long, sails a melody out into contemplative waters. But I like how the quartet Lawful Citizen strings these wild changes together in a way that suggests a certain logic, and effectively ties the beginning and ends of tunes together in a way that suggests as much care was given to the transitions between pieces as the pieces themselves. There’s an exuberance that gives the impression that the quartet members were having a blast in the recording studio, and I like how that cheerful feeling gets passed along to the listener.
Your album personnel: Evan Shay (tenor sax), Aime Duquet (guitar), Antoine Pelegrin (electric bass) and Kyle Hutchins (drums).
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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