Danny Schmidt - Owls (2015)
Country, Folk, Acoustic, Americana | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:54 | 105 MB
Label: Live Once Records | Release Year: 2015
Schmidt looks outside himself, impelled by big questions whose answers he will neither provide nor find. The music is often lovely, the lyrics at times as inscrutable ("The slurry of a long and broken nose…") as the problems Schmidt confronts with dense, daring wordsmithing layering irony upon irony. The allegorical "Girl with Lantern Eyes" opens, announcing a sonic shift for Schmidt with a long middle-eastern influenced guitar and percussion intro. "The Guns and the Crazy Ones," recognizes the insanity of our country's "every day… display / Of cannons come loose" with a Band reminiscent sound.