T R O U B L E
Sixth album from Mark Andrew Hamilton, a Canadian musician who goes by the name of Woodpigeon. This is a record which almost never existed as Hamilton effectively quit music altogether a few years ago. He was gradually coaxed back in to the indie-folk lifestyle after travelling the world and ripping up the rulebook (usual drill). Here he's experimenting with more unusual song structures with a band that isn't afraid to wonder into jazz territory to get their point across. At least that's how it starts, as T R O U B L E soon descends into sleepy (and sometimes dreary) folk with Hamilton's sad, hushed vocals being the lasting memory of the record. Listen to "The Falling Tide" - an early high point of the album, which proves to be its peak. Jazz trumpet and atmospheric keys are the big hitters here, perfectly complementing Hamilton's hushed vocal.