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The duo also sings faster pieces with more contemporary landscapes in the lyrics; "Ballad of Joe Snowboard" is a unique take on the biography of a slacker, shifting from the criticism he hears echoing in his head to his death in an accident on a mountain. Storyhill's economical sound is attractive even in romantic numbers that approach triteness; the duo forges four-to-the-beat rock settings with mostly acoustic instrumentation including drums and very light use of an acoustic or electric keyboard. Along with clarity, Storyhill can boast of another "retro" quality: simplicity.    (end of article)

[Originally published in December, 2009.]

 

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