• solo album, singer songwriter acoustic gtr
  • lonely, desolate, breakup album
  • self made, multi-tracked, multi- part harmonies

01 ‘Flume’ – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) – Bon Iver

  1. fret buzz, single note ac gtr melody
  2. chiming ac gtr melody harmonic (lightly touching but not fretting)

02 ‘Lump Sum’ – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) – Bon Iver

  1. pause, filled with pigeon cooing loop texture
  2. snr/hats join (snr rolling like a train, hats accent in place of the snr on the 2 and 4)

03 ‘Skinny Love’ – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) – Bon Iver

  1. double every part
  2. vox – switching from falsetto and full voice
  1. single gtr strums, on chord changes, on beat for chorus
  2. ‘what might have been lost’
    ‘don’t bother me’
    complex overlap of 2 lines of melody/vox

05 ‘Blindsided’ – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) – Bon Iver

  1. loops of backwards notes and plinky gtr: start and end
  2. middle: ‘would you really rush out’
    strum/beat stops
    call & response: ‘for me now’

06 ‘Creature Fear’ – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) – Bon Iver

  1. begin with vox harmonies, wordless, verbed
  2. ends suddenly – sort of – remainder is labelled a new track
    next track continues performances, and harmonic content
  1. snr doubled loosely; phasing? delayed to drift in and out of time?
  2. whistling, doubled
  1. horns and monophonic elc gtr lines etc. providing chordal harmony
  2. bvs – falsetto/full voice double, hard panned. response; ‘running on, running on’
  1. structure: chord holds between vox lines in the verse, builds expectation
    ‘This my excavation and to – [hold] day is Kumran’
    ‘I keep throwing it down two [hold] hundred at a time’
  2. structure: verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus, verse 3
    stops just as expected 3rd chorus should come