Clogs have been around since 2000 and have made some impressive records within that time. Lucky for us their latest EP "the sundown song" does not break their consistent winning streak. The songs here are very basic and can feel as if they are being performed to you in a open bedroom and with a nice natural reverb. Padma Newsome is the only player on this album which does no harm to the overall production and feel. He delivers his lyrics with an earnest tranqulity that makes you appreciate his songwriting all the more.
The first song entitled "Hobson's choice" starts with a rather simple, delicate finger picking that is very easy to listen to. In comes Padma with soft vocals and then the chorus is made up of simple "oh's". It is a delightful song that makes me want drink some earl grey tea. The second song entitled "The world loves me" opens with a lightly picked melody. Very fraigle and delicate as if it could break at any moment. The last song introduces some new instruments and choir.
They sing together "and the sun goes up, and the sun goes down". It is still a very delicate and soft spoken song which is probably my favorite on the album.
If you havent heard of clogs they are worth a listen. You will probably know immediately if this is your type of music.
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