Archive for March, 2010
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Leicester Bangs CD Review
Lee Harvey Osmond – A Quiet Evil (Latent Recordings)
For this first release on Latent Recordings, Canadians Lee Harvey Osmond pursue an eclectic relaxed groove which invokes in equal measure the bayou and the desert, and in doing so captures a strong essence of the dark heart that beats within some of North America’s rural extremes. Given the presence of all four Cowboy Junkies it’s unsurprising that the mood is poised and restrained and never remotely threatens to break its stride; but the record is led from the front by former Junkhouse man Tom Wilson, which ensures it has an intensity and edginess which raises it above mere ambient Americana.
Friday, March 5th, 2010
This is what they are saying across the pond about Lee Harvey Osmond…
What a great name. You gotta love it… Choosing a name like Lee Harvey Osmond means that you have also got to be able to back it up musically if you are going to pull it off with any aplomb. The Canadian band (yes another one), are an interesting beast. Musically they have much in common with the likes of Ry Cooder and fellow countrymen The Band, so the music is as you might expect slick, inventive and engaging, earning them the label of ‘Acid Folk’. Led by former Junkhouse front man Tom Wilson, the band has a stellar cast of musicians on display, 17 to be precise and each one of them does indeed pull it off with aplomb.
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