Ethan Bundy is a solo folk artist who goes by the moniker the man who fell in buffalo. He released a five song EP entitled still talked about the war which is takes direct influence from 60’s folk in the spirit of Dylan and countless others that followed him.
Between the songs are short interludes that were innocuous but fairly unnecessary. The album opens with an Interlude in which you hear footsteps, harps and a radio transmission. If this interlude was connected to the first song I missed it. The first song is “no you don't” which revolves a couple fairly straightforward strummed chords. In general I liked his high pitched voice but certain lines were delivered better than others. There is a certain frequency where he sounds great.
Up next is “The baseball song” which contains a similar strumming pattern. This is arguably his best vocal performance. He sounded great during the beginning of the song when he sings “call the game when the rain floods the field and drives the little league inside folding chairs left behind fill the van seats up and watch the melting sky through the glass."
He makes a wise decision and switches to a picking pattern with “Pickup Art” while “help me jc” is more upbeat but the lo-fi quality effects some of the delivery and potential. He closes which is a seven plus minute song. The song ends and somewhat randomly goes into some kind of psychedelic dream sequence.
At this point Bundy has chops and would be impressive to see and felt like a musician you might catch at a coffee shop. Bundy has some talent but is also attempting a genre that is oversaturated and has been done to death. It’s been done so much because it’s really easy to record these days. All you need to know are a couple chords, have a guitar and have a laptop.
Bundy isn't quite as advanced as his top tier competition such as an artist like The Tallest Man on Earth but doesn’t mean he can't be. I think more intricate and technically advanced picking patterns would be a something to shoot for.
Overall, man who fell in buffalo made an enjoyable EP yet I have a feeling his best work is still to come.
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