Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk

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Saturday, 04 November 2006
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World Waits is damn right, Mr. Enigk. It’s been ten years since the indie pioneer (we refuse to use the now-bastardized term “emo”) has released a solo recording. His 1996 solo effort was a gorgeous, whimsical dark album. World Waits shows off Enigk’s flair for grandeur in production, sweeping strings and organs along with that unique sandpaper voice that conjures up nods to a frenetic Peter Gabriel (hello reverb) or Sting before he lost his mojo.

Fans of Enigk (and what a fiercely loyal bunch they are) will be more than pleased with the album. Tracks such as “Wayword Love” encapsulate everything from Enigk’s intricate acoustic guitar playing to epic orchestration, multiple vocal tracks and well-thought lyrics. Singer/songwriter junkies will also be pleased…not to mention surprised that they overlooked a musician who has been doing this a lot longer than most who currently wear the crown.

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