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The Speed of Trees once again confirms Ellis Paul's standing among the very best singer/songwriters to emerge from Boston in the 1990s, a decade in which that city became the nation's capital of contemporary folk music. With insightfully upbeat lyrics and melodies that soar, surprise, and stick to the brain, the songwriting on this album represents a significant improvement on Translucent Soul, Paul's prior major-studio effort for Philo Records. The earlier album was sharply produced by Jerry Marotta, but its introspective songs were uncharacteristically repetitive and sometimes overly sentimental. The follow-up, released fully four years later, suffers from the reverse problem. The Speed of Trees reunites Paul with Stories producer Duke Levine, an electric guitar specialist who has tended to favor bland folk-rock arrangements that obscure the crisp acoustic guitar style that is one of Paul's strengths. With The Speed of Trees, Levine's shortcomings lie not so much in instrumentation as pace. Though Paul's guitars are still sometimes overpowered by Levine's, most of these songs are presented in creative settings that utilize both acoustic and electric instruments. If the sound and mix quality were a little better, the only problem would be the strangely sluggish tempo of the record. Of course, this complaint doesn't apply to ballads like "If You Break Down," "Eighteen," and "When We Begin," which come across beautifully in relaxed settings that include cello, mandolin, and pedal steel. But on faster songs like "Maria's Beautiful Mess," "Sweet Mistakes," and "Give in, Give Up," which seem to want to reach into power pop territory, Paul sounds as if he's driving on the freeway with the parking brake on. Perhaps Paul and Levine were attempting to demonstrate the title track's idea of "moving at the speed of trees." But the trouble is that Paul's superbly crafted songs often seem to be aiming for the speed of sound.


Genre : Auteur-interprète

Années d’activité : '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller — all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand,...
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