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  • LP Record (Oct. 5 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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1. In Every Direction
2. Always
3. Rope & Summit
4. Without You
5. It's Alright
6. Howl
7. Sweet & Bitter
8. Don't Let It Pass
9. Off Point
10. To The Grain
11. Tide

Product Description

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2010 release from this Swedish band featuring Jos‚ Gonz lez (guitar, vocals), Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Their first single came out in 2000 and they self-released the Black Refuge EP in 2006. They released the 'Chickens/Azaleadalen' single in 2009. .Junip has periodically gathered together and recorded when schedules permitted, but this is the first time the members will focus exclusively on the band. Their sound can be familiar to those who have listened to Gonz lez's critically acclaimed records, but added to the mix on top of his nylon stringed guitar and distinctive voice are organs, synths and drums. The songs are often dynamic, melodic and shadowy.

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Great music, engaging, addictive, and a beautiful vinyl package: heavy weight vinyl, housed in lined protective sleeves but also includes the paper sleeves with lyrics that arrive with no holes or tears because they're not use to ship the vinyl and a full CD as well!
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Great band, person I bought the disc for loved it.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa586275c) out of 5 stars A new high point for critically praised Jose and friends. Sept. 29 2010
By Saganite - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Junip is the band that includes guitarist/vocalist Jose Gonzalez, who produced wonderful albums Veneer and In Our Nature. As much as I love those two albums, I find that the addition of drums and keys on "Fields" expands the types of songs Gonzalez can do and improves their overall listenability.

At the risk of damning with faint-sounding praise, these songs are pleasant. But that's no small feat, creating an entire collection of songs none of which breaks the spell that the low-key instrumentals and understated singing produces. Nothing Junip does is ever likely to grace a karoake collection--the songs are not tuneful in that way. But there is a sense in which the sophisticated poetry is carried along by the bouyant melodies and unobtrusive percussion that is very compelling and works on two levels: Fields can be wonderful background music for a gathering, but the lyrics are such that they will reward more mindful reflection.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5a50f9c) out of 5 stars umm... wow.. Nov. 30 2010
By brokendrum85 - Published on
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After having this album for only one day, I can already tell its one I will love for a very long time. Every song is good in its own right. Buy It!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Rafael Cova - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Sound that is slowly enveloping you and taking you to that atmosphere where we hope to be, JUNIP (José González, Tobias Winterkorn and Elias Araya) makes music that glows. Their springy guitar riffs flicker around the mix like light on water, while an oozing old Moog synthesizer adds undulations of its own. Meanwhile, soft drums keep the rhythm fleet.

Junip it's as tidy and clean as anything, just as elegant, as melancholic and very pleasant, is a perfect album, I recommend the limited edition comes with 3 discs (two previously released ep's). The music focuses on Gonzalez's trademark acoustic strings. You can feel his fingers on them, drawing us close. Winterkorn's snaking Moog lines add lust and depth, while Araya's drums contribute speed.

It's an album that would be difficult for some love, others will be eternal love, in which I include myself, is a quality production that at times makes the game of diffuse, other times you see the dust kicked up by the wind, but simple or complicated it is a lovely album.

The mix of talent and creativity of these three musicians results is remarkably strong, the genres that blend here, from folk to Krautrock, make for an interesting album, of course is not for everyone, perhaps by the minimalist sense or repetitive sense in any case, in my personal opinion is excellent in every way.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa57bbc48) out of 5 stars Junip- Fields- Ethereal Oct. 15 2010
By Nancy H. Rainey - Published on
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Junip's new cd Fields is at once original and timeless. Gonzalez' vocals mix in and simply become another instrument yet the lyrics soar and make you perk up to listen more closely. Each song, while remaining in theme, has a different feel and never gets old. Wondering about life, wandering through relationships and time, death and love...all these with new 'old soul' eyes.
I would reccommend this album to many - from those who love the old Danny Kirwan Fleetwood Mac days to those listening to the newer things such as Death Cab or Carey Brothers.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa57b1b28) out of 5 stars A Stunning Disappointment Aug. 3 2011
By Dr. Williams - Published on
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I first heard this band on WXPN's World Cafe and was struck by the dreaminess and addictive qualities of the boys' work. However, after purchasing the album, I am wondering what horrible mess occurred between the microphones and the pressing plant.

This album sounds as if it is playing on a turntable with a wad of dust on the stylus. The vocals are poorly mixed, with heavy, dissonant bass occluding any clarity of vocals that might be present. I sent the first copy back to Amazon, as I was sure it was defective. 2nd copy just as bad. I can't help but wonder what has happened. Post-recording equalization can't remedy this; it's in the mix.

It's really frustrating to have a great songwriting and playing team produce an unlistenable album. Sadly, it's a chore to listen to songs that were so well played and recorded on the 'XPN show now full of distortion and poor mixing.

I listen mainly on a high-powered, audiophile stereo system; my iPod is secondary or tertiary listening. This sounds horrible on all.
If it were full of crumby ditties, I would chalk it up to experience; I've wasted lots on that. The songs on this could have been fantastic, if only the recording matched the talent of the band.

Wishing WXPN would release the band's appearance there so I could throw this garbage in the dumper.

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