No Ghost - Bella Union
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Kyle Lemmon on August 27, 2010
Folk-poppers The Acorn seem destined to follow the career trajectories of underappreciated bands like Doves or Rock Plaza Central. The Ottawan quintet’s chest-beating 2007 concept LP, Glory Hope Mountain, attempted to break that roadblock and frontman Rolf Klausener’s delicate equilibrium of hearth-like timbre and stirring upsurge might just crash it down on No Ghost. The Acorn hit a spry pace here, as chiming guitars, violin embellishments, and burbling electronics coalesce into a harmonious mélange.