Bonnie Prince Billy-Wolfroy Goes To Town

Wolfroy is a great album, a quiet hum, a distant but distinct voice and definitely a William Oldham record and if you are familiar with his work then it is everything you would expect from the man. Instrumentation is left to a minimal here allowing the voice and lyrics to be the stars of each song, something that makes the full band final section of ‘Cows’ all the more exhilarating. Its beautifully hair raising and its these spikes that contrast so well against the records other much more sparse parts that will draw in the listener to the deep and dark world of Oldham. The female vocals, that fit so well with Oldham’s, belong to Angel Olsen and stop the record from falling into the dirge it could so easily have, instead even the most open and haunting of tracks have a much lighter feel  despite the subject matter. This is a perfect album for the time of year as the nights draw in and the cold arrives, its pin-drop perfect and yet another triumph for Oldham and his band.

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