Sparse and delicate, the new album by New Jersey songwriter Ben Lorentzen seeks to create “the defining record of a generation.” While America might not be anthemic enough to achieve that goal, it does offer many facets to dig into. Lorentzen is creative in his instrumentation; strings harmonica, piano, and I think even a banjo work their way through the songs. And look how he makes “percussion” by beatboxing into a loop pedal in ” The Ugliest Girl in the World”:
Not sure if this song is supposed to be flattering…
Other notable tracks are “Heaps of Ashes” and “Wasteland.” America is an album for quiet introspection. Spin it during a quiet moment and let Alternative Control know what you think!
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