Album Review: Mostly Winter Sometimes Spring

During the times where your city may feel small, there are local, hidden gems emphasising the contrary like Sydney troubadour, Brian Campeau.

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Photo: Pepper Ingham

Mostly Winter Sometimes Spring is Campeau’s follow-up to his 2006 debut album, Two Faces. It is a stylistically intriguing album whereby each song was guided by the inherent abilities of a singular instrument and misused deliberately. The result is a plethora of sounds from bedroom jazz to vocal harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel with arrangements conveying classical paradigms, at times positioning the listener in remote awkwardness. Amidst the varying styles, Campeau is honest in Mostly Winter … and that is commendable. His organic songwriting approach is very informed and this is what binds the album. Mostly Winter … is thoroughly recommended for fans of Angus & Julia Stone and Bon Iver.

Listen to “Reinventing Myself” from Mostly Winter Sometimes Spring out August 3 on Impure Cabana records.

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