Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and the Amorphous Strums:: Dark Developments

Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and the Amorphous Strums released their full length Dark Developments this week. This is easily one of my favorite albums of late, full of well composed moments, and even often begging for listener interaction. These Athens, GA all-stars combine to ultimately come off sounding like what you would expect, but only better. Chesnutt’s oratory skills anchor this one in trademark style, with a frank menace laid over equalled literary exposition featuring the smoothest use of fifty-cent words you’ve heard in quite some time. Recorded over the course of a winter by Vic and Derek Almstead in Chesnutt’s own attic studio, there is a real lovely homebody feel to this recording.

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