OCTOBER 14, 1993


Year After Year

A SHAPELY, fuzzy, feedback tinged guitar floats serenely - and strangely -in a blue sky. The musical style favoured by Idaho has much in common with the landscape of the American state whose name they bear, mellow and spacious, the sound builds up slowly to form the kind of sonic shapes, images and even textures that intrigue and fascinate. The vocals are well rounded and never forceful, serving only to justify the underlying music and to provide something of a direction - not that anyone really cares where this six string spaceship is heading. Soothing yet never numbing, ”Year After Year” is all about continuity and calm. A gorgeous record.