Review of original CDr version of 'Jozepha'
You know something is fishy when limited cd-r's start getting reissued as...
LIMITED CD-R'S!!! What the heck?! Once makes sense, nothing wrong with a
limited cd-r, but reissuing an out of print cd-r on cd-r AGAIN just makes
us wonder why the heck it wasn't a real cd in the first place. Especially
if it's so good that it requires multiple reissues. That said, at least
we can be thankful that this gorgeous gem is still available at all.
Originally released in 2004 on Campbell Kneale's Celebrate Psi Phenomenon
label Jozepha is a practically perfect suite of songs, glistening and
delicate, sweet and melancholy, steel string acoustic guitars, simple slide,
even some subtle harmonica, lovely melodies drifting and intertwining,
meandering lazily, soft sunlight filtered through the leaves and branches
overhead, a cool breeze. A little bit country, a little bit pop, but
mostly a totally timeless, dreamy instrumental journey with no particular
destination, just floating along like big soft clouds, warm chords swirling
like autumn leaves, simple melodies, dropping one note at a time, like
raindrops on a sunny day. Quite possibly the sweetest, dreamiest, driftiest,
swooniest record we've heard in ages. And frustratingly, this is again
EXTREMELY LIMITED. Comes packaged quite smartly in an exquisitely embroidered