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Big Thief | U.F.O.F.

May 9, 2019

From its whispery, ethereal opener, “Contact,” Big Thief’s new album is permeated by an air of otherness. Adrianne Lenker’s voice is an aural phenomenon, Buck Meek’s guitar a beautiful enigma. U.F.O.F. is variegated, with black eyes, auburn hair, orange wind; “Orange is the color of my love / Fragile orange wind in the garden.” Lenker returns again and again to nature, to a feeling of transcendence. Animals populate the songs: ”Hound dogs [crow] at the stars above,” while “Pigeons fall like snowflakes at…

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