The album opens with the free form "Water Falls". It combines jazz and artschool rock into a tantalizing organic form that is guaranteed to keep the listener off-kilter. Rainforest rhythms, horns, and methodical chants are added to the mix on "Lovelovelove" to create an even more complexly layered experience.
A wandering minstrel-style of folk (think James Vincent McMorrow) is the basis for songs like "Milo".
Surprisingly, despite it's Earth-bound feel, many of the songs on Kereseley curiously lack life. Tracks like "Oak" and "Being Mist" have all of the excitement and intrigue of listening to a tree grow. It can be painful to sit through.
While there are moments during Keresley that are truly inspired, they are far outnumbered by the lulls. Moreover, I find it difficult to imagine the appropriate occasion for playing this record.
Best tracks: "Water Falls", "A Dream That I Am"
Track listing for Keresley:
- Water Falls
- Big Man of the Underbrush
- With You and Without You
- Being Mist
- A Dream That I Am