Monday, February 22, 2010

String Cheese Incident

Originally a bunch of bluegrass-lovin' folk who stuck to playing at ski resorts and private events in their home state of Colorado, the String Cheese Incident have evolved since their formation in 1993 to something more than just a bunch of guys playing rootsy rock at your local pub; from reggae to trip-hop to jazz and psychedelia, there isn't anything these blokes are afraid to sink their claws into whether on a stage or in the studio.

Still, it wasn't until this 4th studio outing, 2003's Untying The Not, where their characterisic live show excellence and the eclectic eccentricity of studio experimentation came together into a full and satisfying whole. From the jangly alt-rock tinged opener "Wake Up" to the spacious, trip-hopping "Mountain Girl" to the Beatlesque "Who Am I?", you will most certainly be amazed at the journey this record offers.

Basically, a fantastic genre-jumping bluegrass album for adventurous listeners and the ideal introduction to SCI's body of work. Listen to "Mountain Girl" below if you need convincing!

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