Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Contains lyric book, download voucher, and poster
Released: 21 Jun 2011
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Carm, Colin, Justin, Lewis, Rob Moose
Artwork [Front And Inside Cover Paintings] – Gregory Euclide
Design – Daniel Murphy
Engineer – Brian Joseph, Justin Vernon
Engineer [Additional] – Nate Vernon
Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Immerman
Layout – Daniel Murphy
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Brian Joseph, Justin Vernon
Performer – Brian Joseph, CJ "Carm" Camerieri, Colin Stetson, Greg Leisz, Jim Shoenecker, Justin Vernon, Matt McCaughan, Mike Lewis, Mikey Noyce, Rob Moose, Sean Carey, Tom Winceck
Producer – Justin Vernon
Typography [Handwriting] – Daniel Murphy
Written-By – Justin Vernon
Written-by [With] – Matt McCaughan (tracks: B3)
All songs produced, engineered and mixed at April Base, Fall Creek, WI from Nov. 2008-Dec. 2010.
Field recording from Challenger Harbor in Perth, Australia Jan. 2009.
No mellotrons were used in this recording.
"this must be the place"
Mastered at Sterling Sound, Jan. 2011.
Songs written 2006-2010.
Bon Iver is a band founded in 2007 by American indie folk singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. It includes Michael Noyce, Sean Carey, and Matthew McCaughan.
This album is a veritable masterpiece.
Justin takes musical textures from the days before digital instruments (much like For Emma) and combines them with textures found more in 80s and modern music,
like a REAL synthesizer (It's an instrument. One that you play.
It's a Moog, not a computer) and a handful of auto-tuned vocals.
He has proven with "Woods" that effects can be used artfully. This is a step forward that he obviously knew all the "retro revivalist," Urban Outfitters hipsters would hate, and I like that.
Regarding the songs, they're just gorgeous. Perth is one of my favorites, with beautifully warm electric guitars and striking melodies.
The next few tracks continue to cascade over the listener a lush wall of sound that transports you to other musical worlds. That's the point of listening to music, isn't it?
Anyway, Holocene is just perfect. The piezo guitar is the first acoustic-electric guitar since the Smiths that I actually thought worked.
All of the studio musicians played their instruments, not computers, and the layers of sound make it a really memorable record.
In my opinion, For Emma will always be the classic, but to compare the two would be unfair. They are both works of art, with different sonic stories to tell.
Stop being arrogant, and ignore the hipsters who refuse to listen, and get yourself a nice vinyl copy (it sounds great). You won't regret a cent.
Bon Iver - Calgary (Official Music Video)
Bon Iver Is a gem in this day and age. Haters gonna hate, but fans are gonna follow. I personally love his voice, since his music brings emotions to the listeners..
Bon Iver - Calgary (Later with Jools Holland)
those might be the largest kicks ive ever seen.
The nicest overdriven guitar tone ever.
Bon Iver - Towers - Live on Jools Holland 2011
Bon Iver - Perth (Later with Jools Holland)
Best song of 2011.
I can remember vividly where I was when I heard this song for the first time, it will stay with me forever. Pure genius
Bon Iver - Perth