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Western Media – White Canoe (Review)

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I haven’t heard a more desolate soundscape than “White Canoe” in a long time. Echoing Neil Young, and his fierce plagiarists, America, Western Media are not a group/project in a rush to prove themselves through their singles.

It takes nearly a whole minute before the mist of the guitar breaks long enough for the world-weary vocals to enter the frame. Listening to it feels like swimming in quicksand, with each new sung syllable pulling you further down. The fact that all the music was recorded in a single room, with the use of a single mic feels appropriate. 

Western Media works in setting up the mood and then letting the listener soak in that atmosphere for the remainder of the tune. Numerous dream-pop and lo-fi acts try to do the same, but few sound as convincing as this song right here. 

About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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