All Most Heaven (Drag City)
With the help of a host of friends and batch of catchy songs Rain Murphy
and Will Oldham fill most of All Most Heaven with poppy, piano
ditties("Fall Again") orchestrated
Appalachian folk("Fall and Rise it On", "Song of Most"). But truth be
told what Murphy and Oldham do on All Most heaven is both those things
and neither of them. Oldham singing is a lot more lively then much of
his past work. And the incorporation of string, horn and vocal
arrangements(though alarming at first) help to distinguishes the record
from the Murphy and Oldham's other projects. All Most Heaven tends to
come off as part good time music, part lethargic musing and cool reason
to get some friends together to play.
Written By: Paul B.