Gonzalez, Jose / Vestiges And Claws
Album:Vestiges And Claws Collection:General
Artist:Gonzalez, Jose Added:Feb 2015
Label:Mute Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-02-20 Pull Date:2015-04-24 
Week Ending:Apr 26Apr 19Apr 12Apr 5Mar 22Mar 15Mar 8Mar 1

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 11, 2015:A Visit From Drum (Best of '15)
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
4.Apr 23, 2015:A Visit From Drum
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
2.Nov 06, 2015:A Visit From Drum (Nature Walk)
The Forest
5.Apr 16, 2015:Street Hassle
With The Ink Of A Ghost
3.Apr 24, 2015:Time Traveler
Leaf Off / The Cave
6.Apr 16, 2015:A Visit Drum
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-02-18 
Very light, singer songwriter male from Sweden playing very lightly plucked guitar, singing soft easy listening melodies. Nice stuff, so tame. Like Nick Drake, minimal emotive, relying on pure melody and genuine simple guitar playing, but unlike Drake as its stripped of any foreboding, angst. More like Raffi on shrooms. Or Cat Stevens at a Catholic Church service. Mostly just solo guitar but overdubs, layers appear. Percussion is limited to simple hand claps or wood blocks. Simple pretty stuff. FCCs? You kidding?

1)* (5:19) simple arpeggios, melody, pretty
2) (5:35) upbeat, bassy with very light percussio
3) (3:26) slight funk to it, hand clap rhythm
4) (3:21) very nice, quiet with bass flute, almost nursery rhyme quality
5) (4:54) joyful with handclaps, so cheery, up with people
6)* (3:11) slower, simpler, agricultural metaphors
7) (6:28) slight upbeat funky, shifts to upbeat rhythm midway
8)* (3:45) drop tuned, simple guitar, no words, minimal, childlike whistling
9)* (3:45) nice pleasant tuning feel in vocs
10) (2:41) finger picking cafe style confessional

Track Listing
1.With The Ink Of A Ghost 6.Every Age
2.Let It Carry You 7.What Will
3.Stories We Build, Stories We Tell 8.Vissel
4.The Forest 9.Afterglow
5.Leaf Off / The Cave 10.Open Book