Thursday, February 21, 2008

Video: Samamidon - "Saro"

I simply stop dead when I hear the gentle, quavering voice of Sam Amidon. His is a stark and beautiful sound, rich with detail yet sparse enough to get lost in the seams. There's at least one moment in every song on his excellent new record All is Well that freezes my thought process, pulling me into it's enchanting world. The fact that these happen to be public domain songs make no difference when Amidon brings such a strong emotional center to each reading. When I hear songs like "Saro", all is well doesn't seem like too far fetched of an idea.

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