I’m pretty much a sucker for anything that Toronto label Arts & Crafts releases. They have consistently set a standard of excellence for each release and artist that is on their label. I haven’t listened to this particular album yet, but knowing they are on the same home as Broken Social Scene, Stars, Los Campesinos!, etc. this is pretty much a win. If the album isn’t any good, well, you can just delete it and you haven’t lost a thing.
Still, the reviews seem pretty good. It was a long-list nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. Timber Timbre was heralded by the Canadian press since the album release this summer on Arts & Crafts. Playing CMJ last week, Time Out New York wrote that Timber Timbre was “the standout act” describing their set as “powerfully dark, even eerie folk tracks (which) managed to keep the crowd positively awed.” The Village Voice called them a “uniquely creepy beauty”. And Toronto’s Eye Weekly has already called it, “The Album Of the Year”.