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What is it?
Perhaps it's fitting that a question usually reserved for a strange bug your five year old brought in from the back yard is the hardest question to answer about Bright Lites, Big Insects, the new release from Traverse City area musicians Glenn Wolff and Don Julin.
The album has an intense eastern European flavor, due in equal parts to the composition and Julin's mandolin work...but, just when you think you've got a handle on it, they break into a jazz tune like Gdaanjgen and you're lost again.
Thankfully, this isn't "bad lost": lost at sea off the Manitou Islands but "good lost": as in "We were out walking in the Dunes and got lost and found this great beach where we could lie around naked all day and not one person came by.
The disc features some of the brightest lights of the northern Michigan music scene sitting in: Robin Lee Berry's sultry vocals on Corcovado, Tom Bourcier's apt accordian, acoustic guitar from Harry Pfennig and Ron Getz and Crispin Campbell's cello mixing it up with Wolff's bass.
So what is it? Do yourself a favor, get this disc and while away many happy hours trying to figure it out for yourself.
- Brite Lites, Big Insects
- Walking With Amanda Lynn
- Kalifornia Style Burrito
- Under the Moonlight
- I Dislike Sam F.
- Zero Gravity
- Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
- Bye Bye Blackbird