Stray Ashes

Album Review of Stray Ashes by JBM.

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Stray Ashes


Stray Ashes by JBM

Release Date: May 22, 2012
Record label: Western Vinyl Records
Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Stray Ashes - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

New Musical Express (NME) - 80
Based on rating 4/5

It’s baffling that Canadian singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant chooses to release music under a name that sounds like a Home Counties haulage company. But though there’s little romance in his chosen handle, there’s plenty in his music. JBM’s electronically tempered woodsman folk is a blissfully eerie, emotional punch to the guts. Creating a sound as sensual as it is suffocating, opener ‘Ferry’ sets the weighty tone, and the towering ‘Only Now’ rings with looped keys and faraway beats.

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