Saturday, 20 April 2013

Junip - Junip [Review]

I must admit that I fell in love with the music of Jose Gonzalez when I heard his exciting cover version for one of my favourite Massive Attack's songs, Teardrop. That's the reason why I tried to listen to the new album of his band, Junip, without any prejudgements in order to criticize it better. Junip are a Swedish Indie-Folk band which consists of Jose Gonzalez (Vocals and guitar), Tobias Winterkorn (Organ and synth) and Elias Araya (Drums). Founded in 2005, they released 3 EP's, one LP called Fields (2010) and a new one named simply Junip. There is no special surprises in this album. In fact, Junip brings us exactly what we expected to hear, Indie-Folk music without over-production or over-mixing. The formula of Guitar-Organ-Drums sounds good and creates some magical moments in this album. It seems that every song is good enough to be in this album and that's what makes it pretty mature and joyful one. Three of the songs from this album are listed below together with two earlier songs of this talented Trio.

Album Rating: 7/10

Line Of Fire (Taken From Junip, 2013)
Without You (Taken From Fields, 2010)
So Clear (Taken From Junip, 2013)
Official (Taken From Black Refuge EP, 2005)
Your Life, Your Call (Taken From Junip, 2013)