Brant Bjork - Local Angel

Brant Bjork	- Local Angel
Brant Bjork	- Local Angel Brant Bjork	- Local Angel
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Duna (006)
Special Attributes: Sealed but with a small bent on the left corner
Release Date: 2004
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"...On his 2004 solo outing, Local Angel, Bjork throws another wild card onto the table, as the album is a mellow, bare-bones affair and while the music is laid-back, is unmistakably Brant Bjork." (

The album's overall tone is soft and introspective, a fact that is well reflected in the opening track "Beautiful Powers" which is solely made up of Bjork's soft vocals and an understated guitar riff. Thumping bass opens "Hippie," continuing the low-key sound but with the addition of guitar and drums, returning to Bjork's expected rock groove feel. Memorable and likable, "Chico" proves less really can be more with acoustic guitar and vocals. "The Feelin'" kicks in after the first verse before he ends, repeating "I've got to be free." "Bliss Ave." offers a bit of déjà vu as Bjork lifts the catchy riff from "Hey, Monkey Boy" (from "Keep Your Cool"), this time adding more serious vocals and a brief jam section as the song evolves smartly. Like, "Beautiful Powers," "Fly To Haiti" is simple and understated with muted instrumentation contrasting "You're Alright," which uses fuller instrumentation and a quick groove. Gentle with intricate guitar, "Spanish Flies" paints a romantic picture of sunsets and living by the ocean. "She's Only Tryin'" bounces in broader, brighter and likable while the gentle "The Good Fight" keeps a steady pace. Bjork ties the album together with two covers, "Hey Joe," "I Want You Around." Not even attempting "Hey Joe" in Hendrix's style, Bjork smartly puts his own spin on the song, lacing it with a moody rhythm before making "I Want You Around" a heartfelt acoustic song. While he always releases albums that distinguish themselves from one another, "Local Angel" is especially unique, intimate, understated and reflective. Bjork does not have to rock hard to make great music. (Read more:

Track List

A1 Beautiful Powers         
A2 Hippie         
A3 Chico         
A4 The Feelin'         
A5 Bliss Ave.    
B1 Fly To Haiti         
B2 You're Alright         
B3 Spanish Tiles         
B4 She's Only Tryin'         
B5 The Good Fight

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