Bon Iver: For Emma Forever Ago

Stick a relatively unknown singer/songwriter in a remote cabin in Wisconsin for 4 months in 2007 and the result seems to be a piece of work that has enthralled all the music critics in every music press review I have read this year. Bon Iver is in fact the stage name for one Justin Vernon and the critics seem to have a fair point as this is indeed a beautifully crafted debut album of acoustic folk. The album starts of with “Flume” with its gentle harmonies, simple and effective acoustic rhythm mixing with a spooky metallic vibrating string adding an extra dimension. A rich and contemplative album that deserves timeout for a quite undisturbed listen.