Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tim Buckley - Starsailor (1970)


For fans of: Scott Walker, Nico, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Fantastically and divinely experimental. It features a heavenly tenor voice over free, sometimes folky, sometimes jazzy instrumentals. The strange combination borders on insanity, but the great voice and a few more conventional songs hold it together beautifully. "Monterey" and "Starsailor" are the pillars here for me, merging the unknown with the known. At times the album gets close to sounding over experimental and unrewarding, but when it works, it works incredibly well, and does so throughout most of it. - Matthew Foster

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