Tuesday, May 16, 2006

In House #1621: Mason Jennings' Boneclouds; New T-Bone Burnett, Tim Easton

Released today, Mason Jennings' fifth album is also his first for a major label (Glacial Pace, a Sony subsidiary headed by Issac Brock). Boneclouds is the follow-up to Jennings' outstanding 2004 effort, Use Your Voice, and it doesn't necessarily veer wildly away from the sound found there despite the fact that Jennings had the comparatively limitless resources of a major label at his disposal. On the other hand, there are most certainly new elements here, particularly on the Tim Buckley-esque "Some Say I'm Not," the middle-eastern rhythms of which make stand out immediately-- not only on this release, but within Jennings' entire catalog. It's perhaps the best of a bunch of solid, chrous-driven songs the likes of which Jennings has always been known for.

Mason Jennings

In House #1621.
Airdate: 5/16/06
Focus: New release out today from Mason Jennings, Boneclouds, plus new music from T-Bone Burnett, Tim Easton, and more.

Mason Jennings: "Some Say I'm Not" (MP3)



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