After listening to this track for the first time I had to have a little lay down on the comfy sofa that I keep in the live room.
Not only does Mr Moose play some of the sweetest and most original acoustic guitar tunes but now I find out he also plays piano.
And he plays it well; with feeling.
I like this tune hugely. I like it's veneer of simplicity of D B G A: and the subtle complexity that it hides.
I like the ludicrous over-done reverb that appears occasionally. I find myself waiting for it and then smiling with smug satisfaction each time it happens because it really does work.
I like the EP that comes in half way through and gives a new tonality.
I like the timing. I always like the timing on Mr Moose's work. Reminds me of the bear joke: why the big pause?
But there's something that frustrates me about this recording. Some of the 'roll over notes' sound odd. Wrong to my ears. What do I mean by 'roll over notes'? I don't know the correct term but like if I was going to play the note 'b', I might play the note 'b-flat' first and then roll onto the 'b'. Like a sort of flam on the drums or hammer-on for guitar.
In this tune some of the roll over notes sound weird. I've tried to listen and hear why; but I can't work it out. Perhaps the 'grace note' is being held for a few milliseconds longer than I would expect. Maybe its because it is being played guitar style? I don't know.
It is possible that I've been playing them wrong all these years and I'm just used to how that sounds.
That small question apart, this one has been downloaded and placed in my 'keepers' folder alongside 'gray hills' and a few more of your tunes that I've leeched. tx for sharing it with us moosey.
The best bit is that I can't ruin it by playing piano all over it because you've already done a great job.
(tB picks up an old guitar and furiously starts practising. Grate, twang, grind, plink, boing, scrape, bleed, plaster, sob, cry.... )