the Title is certainly meant to be fun, but something is there in it. The extremely talented songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/singer/visslaren Andrew Bird is productive, but it is not always he delivers so well thought out and focused music here. He has evolved but maintained its deceptively simple expression and this time he has also a fine band with him, which adds to the cautious jazzelement.
and almost every song has a party where the music, and not least his violin, may take place. Nice little loops will pop up and disappear. The lyrics seem to be more important than ever. In ”Bloodless”, he makes an analogy between today's USA and also Spain, and in the ”Manifesto”, it is about man's relationship to nature and the climate.
But the one that most stays are a quiet melancholy, and some tunes to whistle on the.
Best tracks: ”Proxy war”, ”Manifest”
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