Greg Weeks
Slightly West EP (CD)

Format: CD
Label: Acuarela
Ref: nois029
Date: 2002
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01. One Summer Night
02. Unsettled (by the sun)
03. Slightly West
 
04. Devils
 
05. Settle Down
 

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Greg Weeks is an acoustic folk musician whose definition of the genre has grown terribly askew. Rock and experimental elements infuse much of his nocturnal daydream tinkering, provoking musics which at times lull, challenge, and undermine his listeners and their expectations of what the disheveled singer-songwriter is all about.
The Rochester (NY) native´s songs sound like lost chamber folk treasures of the late-'60s psychedelic era. Combining finger-picked guitar, Moog, Mellotron, harmonium, and string arrangements, he creates dense, thoughtful songs reminiscent of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and Tim Buckley. The Acuarela EP is all continental drift and Morricone flash symphonics, unfurling fluidic-like under a darkening moon. Past efforts have struck dread in the hearts of the chamber-folk set, with _Awake Like Sleep_'s world weariness challenging the sun to shine each morning (and thankfully losing this stand-off). The dark and dreamy album evokes the haunting work of Nico and even pays homage to her sublime version of Jackson Browne's "These Days" with an opening song with the same title.