Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ironlight River - Earthlights through a Wind Coloured Glass

Ironlight River
Earthlights through a Wind Colored Glass
MTOR Records/Lost Cat Records 2007

Andy Fosberry plays under the pseudonym Ironlight River, and has the smooth and moody sensibilities of Mark Kozelek’s Red House Painters; see: Ocean Beach, Songs From Colorful Hill, etc. Like Kozelek, on Earthlights through a Wind Colored Glass, Fosberry’s music begins with gorgeous yet solitary guitar work, which most times leads into a sonic eruption of sound; at times an elusive guitar solo finds its way into his expansive songs, or a cello to create a pensive bed, or just an interesting yet unexpected shift in melody.

I have always been a fan of the slow/sad core genre, and Ironlight River does not fall short in that respect, at all; which makes for an extremely promising future for this fresh musical act.

Check out Ironlight Rivers new E.P. at:, or download his work at iTunes.

-Mark Dougherty

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