Angel Olsen – Half Way Home

  • September 10, 2012

After a highly-acclaimed debut EP, Strange Cacti, Angel Olsen’s debut full-length Half Way Home is easily one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Half Way Home expands upon the EP’s lo-fi old timey sounds with a more diverse palette. Having toured recently with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – whose 2012 Wolfroy Goes to Town showcases his collaborative relationship with Olsen – it seems as if Olsen continues to hone and share her own voice, which is piercingly clear and filled with emotional gravitas. Olsen is joined by Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang) who plays stunning supporting instrumentation, but the spotlight is all Olsen’s. Another stunning outing for Olsen, a few standouts include: “The Waiting”, “Lonely Universe”, “Always Half Strange” and “Tiniest Seed.” – Written by JFelton

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