'This is music built out of pure imagination; with twinkles of xylophone keys and the snapping of fingers to pronounce a beat; with playful whistles that bridge a melody and bashfully plucked strings, Jordan Klassen knows how to craft exquisitely eccentric music. Violins are rolling awake while drowsy piano notes are sustained over the hollow echoes of wine glass sighs. Backup vocals are called out from afar, delicately finger-picked guitars cultivate melodies, feet lash out in earthy thumps. All topped off with the true allure of this artist: his ethereal voice.
Each song is a novel, thoughtfully changing directions in tone and in mood by the addition and subtraction of instruments. While many musicians can be dependent on a multitude of instruments to keep a song full, Klassen's tasteful placement of his musical additions never dominate, but are sparks added to brighten each song. It is a perfect balance, complementary to his hushed voice and wispy guitar.'
-- Penny Szmata, for Calgary Folk Festival
released 04 May 2009
Recorded from summer 2007 to summer 2008 at Public Lunch Studios in Calgary, Alberta.
All songs written, produced and performed by Jordan Klassen.
Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Patrick Palardy.
Mastered by Dave Horrocks.
Photography and Design by Bruce Mans.
Typography by Elizabeth Ashton.
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