Hundred Thousand Pieces - Krief
Hundred Thousand Pieces is the third solo album by Patrick Krief, guitarist for The Dears. It shouldn't come as any great surprise then, that the album is populated with authoritative guitar work, but the intense dreaminess of the songs, underlaid with deeply textured instrumentation, was far more powerful and affecting than I expected. This is a lovely album, filled with soulful choruses, soaring vocals and intimate lyrics. The vocals balance beautifully with the dense and well-conceived instrumentation, especially with well-placed flourishes of crying guitars.
At times ethereal, at times meaty and driven, Hundred Thousand Pieces features tracks that feel at once strangely familiar and completely fresh. I found myself singing along with the chorus several times on first listen. Definitely worth a listen, or ten.
Do you want a copy of Krief's Hundred Thousand Pieces for your very own? I just happen to have one CD copy to give away, courtesy of our buds at With A Bullet.
All you have to do is tell me what member of a Canadian band
you would like to see release a solo album.
The winner will be chosen by random draw (flexing up the drawing fingers as we speak). Contest closes midnight July 10, and is open to Canadian residents only (sorry).
Enter now! Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!