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Love's Crushing Diamond

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December 11, 2013

The opening moments of Love's Crushing Diamond are awash in heartsick strings and wind-struck chimes; it sounds less like a band tuning up than a dust-strewn shack shaking itself awake. That fragile quality is preserved throughout the debut from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee, who has an alpine voice and a nature-lovin' heart. "Golden Wake" turns a walk outside into a story of triumphant self-resolve, and the Walden-indebted "Advanced Falconry" is a love song so bare and direct it doesn't matter that it's possibly about a bird. It's fine music to nest in.

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