“Quiet & Still”
Staying true to his album’s moniker, Even Johansen has fashioned something precisely that – quiet and still. You drift sleepily in and out of each song, never fully aware of where one ends and the other begins. I could barely keep my head above water, nearly drowning in its melancholy ocean. It’s not necessarily a bad pick – Johansen’s sweet, honeysickle alternative-country guitar picks are gentle and soothing – it’s just missing more than it’s share of spice and passion throughout. Since Quiet & Still nearly induced a coma, I’m going to suggest that it’s more suitable for the individual suffering from sleep-deprivation.