GIRAFFE is US American singer/ songwriter James Gardner. He is part of the 12rec. family since the very beginning, we followed him from his first very subtle and low-key EP (archive.org/details/12rec.013
) over an album of experimental, organic lo-fi rock (archive.org/details/12rec.026
) to what was finally entitled "There is no Devil" and is available for free download here: archive.org/details/12rec.063
With his latest album, James seems to have found his sound. "There is no Devil" is less enigmatic than 2008's self titled long player whose off-colours are replaced by rather warm and earthy tones here. Obviously it's a Blues/ Alt. Country/ Folk thing we get to hear but James distinctive voice and his just slightly awkward melodies bring forth the unique and rich GIRAFFE style. The album is produced with exaclty the right amount of fuzz, never too shiny, always unmistakable. "There is no Devil" is nothing else but a masterpiece. Please enjoy!
Free MP3 download via archive.org/details/12rec.063
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