ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Broken Spirit, I Will Mend Your Wings
It is a truly rare thing to find an album whose strongest
qualities are the enjoyment and sheer listenability that pour
from the speakers upon pressing play. Soft Canyon, an acid-rockin',
neo-psychedelic band that rises from the ashes of punk rockers
Tricky Woo (from Montreal) creates a very cool, yet accessible
sound on their debut LP.
Harking back to the sounds pioneered by early Grateful Dead
and Pink Floyd before Meddle, Soft Canyon explores a very organic
form of music. Easy is the keyword when listening to Broken
Spirit, for it requires so little of the audience. As Soft
Canyon's songs naturally develop, they explore the themes and
depths of a very trippy genre. The album builds as it moves
along, creating a very rich tapestry of smooth sound much greater
than the sum of its parts.