Sep 15 2008

Neil Halstead – Oh! Mighty Engine

Published by at 8:35 pm under MP3's

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Neil Halstead is mostly known for his work with Slowdive and Mojave 3. He normally creates quiet, elegant music. Slowdive is more shoegazey and atmospheric, while Mojave 3 has a more traditional rock vibe, but there remains a somewhat consistent sound throughout his career. On his second solo album (released on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records), Halstead moves in the direction of folk a la Nick Drake, Bob Dylan and Donovan. I find it to be good music for the transition from summer into fall. There’s nothing too exciting going on, but you can tell that Halstead has developed as a songwriter and has been able to convey a particular laid-back yet contemplative mood.

MP3: Neil Halstead – Oh! Mighty Engine

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