Lime Colony – Lime Colony review

Recommended if you like: The Flaming Lips, Badly Drawn Boy, Wilco, The Decemberists, Bela Fleck

Lime Colony’s self-titled release is an example of an album that is better than the sum of its parts—what it lacks in truly memorable melodies or vocals, it more than makes up for in intelligent, intricate instrumental arrangements.  This is music that will grow on you. In fact, the whole album grows, beginning in its first track (“Terry’s Theme”) with some very simple guitar strumming; a second guitar is added, then a horn, a saxophone, percussion, until it builds into a beautiful, layered instrumental track—witih definite echoes of contemporary folk master Bela Fleck—before quietly fading back out. Continue reading “Lime Colony – Lime Colony review”

Lime Colony – Lime Colony review

Lime Colony

Lime Colony

Earl Kramer, hailing from Berkeley, CA, got together a few years ago with a friend and some acoustic guitars.  Since then their light-hearted but still complex folk has expanded into a full band, with an edge of rock infused with wit and charm.  Lime Colony released a long EP entitled The Advantage Of Getting There First, and is now busy recording another one.  Earl speaks in his interview about his conversion, the history of the band, and the songwriting process.

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