Justin Vernon and James Blake collaborated on this track called “Fall Creek Boys Choir” and I don’t know whether it’s any good or not. I like the mood, and I like that it escapes a really easy description, and I like that owl-hoot thing that is some percussion instrument because on my old synthesizer I could press E5 and it would play that owl-hoot thing. In fact, that owl-hoot is the one thing I’m confident is good in that track. It reminds me of my old synthesizer, it’s some instrument that other people know the name of that I don’t, and it stands alone and repeats so many times in the song. Sometimes that’s all it takes for a track to be good, just one little thing. Vernon’s auto-tune lyrical mush and Blake’s down-tempo thumb-twiddling beat don’t do it for me — but that lone owl-hoot thing does. Kind of like in Panda Bear’s “Bros”. Hey owls? Good work.
-Jeremy D. Larson