All Birds Say
2010 solo release from the My Morning Jacket member. Broemel reflects a things as they are with zen-like contentment, making no judgment on how they should be... he gives pause for introspection but stops short of preaching, the songs are firmly planted between past and present. It's in these little fractured moments that the listener bears witness to thoughtful contemplation that give rise to epiphanies on larger themes. Deft in it's presentation, the songs on the album unfold in a dream-like stream of consciousness with lush and elegant arrangements. The album's brilliance is displayed in Broemel's effortless delivery. It's the perfect amalgamation of lazy sophistication, whimsical poise and grace. The instrumentation serves as the ideal complement to the Broemel's well crafted set of modern-folk standards; complete with pedal steel, dobro, strings, autoharp, clarinet, bassoon, vibraphone, and a baritone sax, among others.