The Homing | In the Wood

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In the Wood

by The Homing

Harmony-drenched, bouzouki-spiced Americana matured in the deep south of London with a rich bouquet of Byrds and Fleetwood Mac and notes of Eagles and The Band - light on the palate with a long mellow finish.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Friendly Fire
4:38 $0.99
2. Camino Real
4:59 $0.99
3. The Death of Love
5:28 $0.99
4. Live Like Angels
4:56 $0.99
5. Parting Song
2:41 $0.99
6. Seeing Double
3:44 $0.99
7. Small Town Blues
3:24 $0.99
8. Devil Bone
4:41 $0.99
9. Voices
5:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Homing play a wide range of styles all wrapped up in the American folk-rock tradition and have been compared to The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zepplin as well as the Unthanks and REM. The music ranges from a cappella harmony to soaring electric guitars garnished with a variety of more folky sounds including Banjo, Rajão, Slide Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandola and Violin.
The lyrics are infused with emotion and have been compared to Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. Grit and determination in the face of overwhelming odds based on true stories the band picked up while playing clubs and bars.
For every album at least one track is written by randomly throwing a dart into a bookcase - in this album the dart landed in the playscript of 'Camino Real' by Tennessee Williams...
With six musicians playing 22 instruments (not including guest musicians) the sound is very diverse and yet all the songs are distinctively part of the Homing's sound. They're great live playing dance halls and small folk clubs, but sound equally good on late night radio.
The first single from the 'In The Wood' album 'Friendly Fire' has been remixed by Stuart Epps (Oasis, Led Zepplin and Elton John) who compared it to middle period Fleetwood Mac.

If there is an overall theme to the record it's how people get trapped in situations of their own making - and how some of them escape. From the foot-tapping country rock and roll of 'Seeing Double' based on a young lady of the band's acquaintance, to the quiet a cappella of 'Parting Song' a suicide ballad which could be straight out of Jane Austin (or Bridget Jones), this album articulates real voices and real music - it's not a concept album but an album of concepts. The title is a metaphor for the music - how the artificiality of the plastic and concrete world we live in can only disappoint - the search for authenticity has to start with real objects and real materials. It features no synthesisers or samples, every sound on this album is made through hitting, plucking or bowing a piece of wood, be it Jill's beautiful 19th century violin or Abraham's modern bass fiddle.



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