Anyone left with a gaping hole in their heart since "For Emma..." by Bon Iver (or Elliot Smith for that matter...) needs to pay attention now! Recorded at Greenmount Studio's in Wakefield, this debut album from Tercelvoice is a beautifully sparse indie-folk record. The wholesome and thought provoking lyrical style, coupled with the simple acoustic guitar work evokes memories of open roads, log cabin nights and fire-side conversation. From the haunting ending of "Shattered Friends" to the simplicity and brutal vulnerability of "Bad To The Bone", this album was made the old way, stripped down to the bare emotion of music.
Behind Tercelvoice is singer / songwriter Andy Squires. On the album he plays acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, Rhodes, Hammond, and all vocals. Considering the overdubbed process it has a natural ebb and flow which could easily pass off as a full live band recording. His vocal style is unique and beguiling, a fragile falsetto laden with heavy emotion.
The album was recorded to tape and mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering, Portland, USA.
BBC Introducing has aired 5 tracks from the album, and has booked Tercelvoice for a session in February while he (they?) play The Islington in London on the 20th of January.
A1 Bad To The Bone
A2 The Love He Kept
A3 Shattered Friends
A5 Used Up
B1 Men Lie
B2 Hard To Learn
B3 Good Men We're Saved