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"Efren’s acoustic guitar and occasionally despairingly dark lyricism deliver the opposite of so much tacky “Americana” and “New Roots” music. Rather than reinforce a feeling of place and point-of-view, they amplify the supreme disconnectedness that overwhelms everyone intermittently and a few of us permanently. In it, even things held in hand seem just out of reach...In existential terms, Efren displays sadness-in-beauty/beauty-in-sadness not as brief flashes of melancholy or rapture, but as man’s permanent condition. The sole, tenuous hold on the world displayed on Thunder and Moan is Efren’s knowing that the situations we’re delivered into deserve as much consideration as those from which we try to escape." ~Gordon Lamb, Flagpole

Efren's style has a heavy, folksy quality to it that pervades each tune on the album. Roots with occasional layered vocals, his sound is that of one who's lived through much and dug into the depths of his heart to share it with us. It's a clear home recording which certainly gives his songs a very indie feel.
…a quiet, spiritual journey…
…darker tunes on the record and, with a focus on alcohol and women, it's quite the trip into sinner's land…
…Cut My Hair, however, is probably my favorite on the record. Beginning with a gorgeous acoustic guitar intro that flows easily into the lyrical section of the song, it's the perfect piece to listen to on a dreary day as rain beats heavily upon your window. The chorus combines a very simple yet heart-wrenching set of lyrics with a peaceful tune and the occasional inclusion of an intriguing, unclassifiable sound that resembles anything from a sharp wind blowing to a woman screaming in the distance. Fascinating song.
…Essentially, Thunder and Moan truly describes the sound of the entire record. Don't miss your chance to experience this aptly-titled album

Echoreyn of Athens


Thunder and Moan

This is an Album I've been waiting for.....These tunes will get stuck in your Head...and thats a Good Thing....The Songs are Heavy and Hard Lived.....Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Thunder and Moan, Efren
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