Album Review: Leaving None But Small Birds by The Body
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
Exclaim - 70 Based on rating 7/10
On Leaving None but Small Birds, the Body and Big Brave -- two of the most consistent and prolific acts in heavy music -- have come together to create something completely unique to each other's catalogue. Both artists, known for creating walls of punishing sound and emotional contrast through distortion, have taken a stab at creating folk music.
Through lush instrumental arrangements and haunting vocals, these two artists have created a beautiful album through means previously foreign to them.
Leaving None But Small Birds by The Body and BIG|BRAVE One of the best things (among many great things) on Leaving None but Small Birds is the rendition of "Hard Times" arranged and performed by BIG|BRAVE and the Body. Another version of the venerable tune, Pete Seeger's "Hard Times in the Mill" (1956, itself based on a folk tune sometimes called "Cotton Mill Blues"), has recently been in heavy rotation on television and streaming sites, providing the soundtrack for a Volvo commercial. We watch a young couple, whose wealth is only a little less conspicuous than their physical beauty, dash about their massive home, chasing their adorably chubby twin babies.