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In Our Nature

In Our Nature by José González
Released: Sep 2007
Label: Mute
This Swedish-born songwriter of Argentinean descent has long constructed mesmerizing songs out of little more than a double-tracked whisper and skeletal picking of a nylon-string guitar. His debut, Veneer, gained an international audience and earned comparisons to Nick Drake and Joao Gilberto. On In Our Nature, Gonzalez returns with the same uncomplicated pose -- hunched over a classical guitar, singing hushed, aching melodies -- but beneath the straightforward presentation, his themes take on the warring world at large in haunting protests like "Killing For Love."
Nate Cavalieri

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