VIC CHESNUTT - North Star Deserter
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 09:00AM
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vic%20chesnutt-north%20star.jpgAs they did last year with Carla Bozulich, the crew at Montreal's Hotel 2 Tango studio help a revered, underappreciated talent release their best work in years. This time around, songwriter Vic Chesnutt makes the trek to Monty and finds sympathetic accompaniment in locals the Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra. Producing is filmmaker Jem Cohen, best known for his documentary work with Fugazi. It seems an odd choice until you hear the album, one draped in baroque, cinematic granduer. Powerful and spare, it is the type of noir record for which Montreal is rightly famous.

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