“The Calcination of Scout Niblett”, the title track off Scout Niblett‘s new LP on Drag City Records, is a mix between minimalistic folk sensibilities and the rock-worthiness of epic guitar riffs. Going from the soft minimal vocals-plus-quiet-guitar trait common in folk to the hard-hitting distorted rock guitar, “The Calcination of Scout Niblett” finds a unique balance that is truly like no other. Niblett flickers between the two sounds constantly, an argument that augments the song’s originality.
Always one to pare the edges of various genres and reconstruct the pieces into something entirely unique, Niblet’s The Calcination of Scout Niblett is as innovative as you can get with the folk-rock genre. The Calcination of Scout Niblett is out now on Drag City Records.