An interesting blend of experimental indie music infused with modern folk and classical sounds is what Bigfoot Wallace gives his audiences on his recently released Cup and Crown EP. Bigfoot Wallace is a one-man-band and the entire album was self-produced and written in Boston, MA. The album is filled with the dynamic layering of several instruments and effects with plenty of pedal usage.
“Cup And Crown” begins with an exciting and jumpy melody that is soon accompanied by Wallace’s extremely soothing and inspiring voice. On this opening track, we get to experience the usage of effects that will become commonplace throughout the rest of the EP. The lyrics are catchy and lyrical; “I can’t breathe if I can’t breathe out, it’s enough to shake us, laughed so loud you wake up, its enough to shake off.” The song enters an interesting transition toward the middle and a score of gargle-y effects, drums and horns make for an epic musical scene. Just after that, the song turns into an epic ballad and Wallace’s writing and song composition abilities become apparent.
The third track on the album exceeds expectations; it seems to transform and morph into countless shapes while still maintaining the essence of its original material. Watching or listening to this happen is very pleasant and entertaining for both the ear and the mind. “I am and I’m Not” is a beautiful song that is anchored by hypnotizing melodies paired with soaring and diving vocals that are laced with poetic lyrics; “treasure awaits, it could be fake but still I will go…” As it goes on, the lyrics are accented by an excited and elevated guitar riff, which creates a dramatic and appealing contrast of his smooth voice and the radical guitars; “the earth and all it holds, everything is yours, the smile on my face, I can’t hold in place.“
What stays constant on the entire album is Wallace’s silky and spiky voice that gently glides upon the sweet melodies laid out upon each track. His voice and style is reminiscent of bands like Grizzly Bear and The Antlers yet has a style completely his own. The album has an authentic vibe to it because it is lightly gritty, yet still comes across as a well-produced album.
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