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Klassen, Jordan - Tempest & Winter

Format: CD
Label: private
Year: 2009
Origin: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Genre: folk
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Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 2000's, Canadian Folk

Tracks

Track Name
Introduction
Anatomical Literacy
The Most Bored David Jules Ever Got
Miss Parsons on a Blustery Day
Song of Deborah
Ask Me Not, Astronaut
East of Sun - West of Moon
Prepare, Ye
Sing Your Song to Ares
Harvest March
Hot Ashes
Ending

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Information/Write-up

Jordan Klassen's marriage of delicate acoustic guitar, melodic whistling, rhythmic toy drums, soulful fiddle and singing wine glasses have been creating a buzz in the independent music scene since his debut solo album was released in May of 2009.

Always a perfectionist, Jordan spent four years working and re-working the songs on his album, before deeming them worthy for others to hear. What resulted was a quietly intricate collection of tracks that are brimming with musical experimentation. His lyrics, both poetic and whimsical, add a charmingly quirky aspect to his multi-faceted melodies. Titled ‘Tempest and Winter' for its exploration of life's storms and the soul's winter, the finished album is a journey through periods of doubt and depression, waiting and self-discovery.

Born and raised in Abbotsford, B.C., he got his start playing in the Indie-rock three-piece Sub Rosa before embarking on a solo career. Since going it alone, he has developed a loyal fan following as well as significant play time on the Canadian college radio circuit and blogosphere.

While his music has been said to resemble the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird and Simon & Garfunkel, Jordan continues to present a unique sound that escapes comparison.
-Kerianne Sproule

Credits:
Jordan Klassen: guitar.
Martin Gray: fiddle.
Ken Price: upright bass.
Jordan Schenstead: drums.
Patrick Palardy: clarinet.
Kimberly Parsons: vocals.
Leigh Stanton: harmony.
Todd Postlethwaite, Andy Nichols, Kerianne Sproule, Adam Klassen, Kimberly Parsons, Kari Ell, Leigh Stanton, Kerry-Anne Holmes: stomps and gang vocals.
Todd Postlethwaite and Adam Klassen: "chants of passion" .
All songs written, produced and performed by Jordan Klassen.
Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Patrick Palardy.
Mastered by Dave Horrocks, Public Lunch Studios, Calgary

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