(Love) An Asylum Amongst the Convulsions[CD]
Jordan West is an artist whose lyrics surround the rubbish of relationships, the truth we so often manipulate, speaking of things you may have tried to forget. Blatant sounds and beautiful melodies combined into an eclectic acoustic sound that will make you remember, even if you'd rather not. With an honest appreciation for the tragic yet beautiful realities of life, this artist will most definitely make you think, question and occasionally cry, while he continues to smile. His music is Skimming the folk scene with some pretty twangs and an overly anxious appreciation for artistic truth. With clever timing and some ridiculously impressive vibrato, West may force you to tell your friends, families and foes alike. He is surprisingly rare with a true passion for sound, a love for love, and a lack of the pretension of this time which some of us attempt to avoid. His life appears elegantly through his lyrics, in all of the confusion, beauty, distress and contemplation which comes along with it. At performances he is often paired with piercing violin lines by Nicki Wiebe as well as haunting vocals from Lindy Enns. His music is there. Love, hate, admire or avoid, he will continue to sing. Jordan's hopeful yet analytical view of love, his heart that skims the threatening loss in life, and his fatalistic demeanor may attract or frighten you, or quite possibly force your tired heart to begin to beat once again.
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