CD Review – A.A. Bondy
Fat Possum Records
A.A. Bondy is one of those artists that I’ve been meaning to listen to, but just hadn’t until his third album Believers. Now that I have, I realize that I’ve been missing out. This album is an amalgamum of etherial soft-rock, country and bits of electronica.
“Hiway/Fevers” is a ride on cloud 8 1/2. It doesn’t put you completely under a trance, but it is easy to get hidden in the music. “The Twist” is like a one-man Blitzen Trapper or Fleet Foxes. It’s brooding without being depressing and sounds like it could be the soundtrack to Jack London’s short story To Build a Fire. It’s hypnotizing.
A.A. Bondy is an artist that thrives on slowly wrapping his music around you. It’s not instantly accessible, but after a couple of listens he will have you hooked. Once he has you, there is no going back.