Changing Of The Seasons
Label: Balloon Ranger Recordings AB
With its creeping beat, haunting vocals and sophisticated lyrical twists, "The Treehouse Song," the opening track from Ane Brun's second full-length, is befitting a former collaborator of Ron Sexsmith. The Norwegian songwriter's LP is all about ethereal escapism -- a surprising minor chord change here, a bleak revelation there, ghostly background vocals everywhere -- supported by sparse, understated production. "Lullaby For Grown-Ups" is a single serving of the record's best elements.