Evening Hymns – Spirit Guides [Review]

I’ve been listening to Spirit Guides on and off on my iPod.
It was ranked #22 of my best Canadian albums of 2009.
Finally have a chance to do a review on this album.
After seeing Evening Hymns performance at the Black Sheep Inn on November 27, 2009.
Its looking to be a good 2010 for Evening Hymns, one being listed on CBC’s Top 10 Bands Destined to Break in 2010.

Reading up on some research about the album Spirit Guides.
Jonas Bonnetta makes up Evening Hymns but he is helped out by other contributors of musicians like Mika Posen of Forest City Lovers, The Wooden Sky peeps and Julie Fader.
Didn’t know that making the album that Jonas’s father was sick and passed away.
This is such an emotional album which pulls on the tugstrings about losing someone you dearly love.
Death can be a hard issue to tackle on a album but Jonas does it so well without being to scary and creepy like Timber Timbre.

When I listen to this album over and over, it brings back memories when my grandmother passed away.
Felt connected to the songs lanterns, dead deers, cedars and history books.
With the sense of loss and saddness.
Jonas’s vocals just astounds me, you feel him emotions when singing.

Overall I totally love this album, its so profound and moving.
For some people, it can be either a healing process album.
Best tracks:

  • Lanterns
  • dead deer (my favorite!)
  • [audio:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4791237/02%20Dead%20Deer.mp3]

  • Mtn. Song
  • Broken Rifle
  • Tumultuous Sea
  • Cedars
  • History Books
  • http://vimeo.com/8205934

Video by Southernsouls.ca
If I rate this, it would be 10/10.
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