To Find Me Gone
(2006, Fat Cat)
Vetiver’s To Find Me Gone has to be one of the most underrated albums of 2006. Getting middling reviews
from the impatient, the second full length from Andy Cabic’s solo project is an example of delicate, focused folk music that rewards the stamina. To Find Me Gone finds Vetiver reaching a perfect, unique stride after a promising debut. Here Cabic has found a healthy distance from former contributors and friends, Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, making folk that is forward thinking but not “freakish.” To Find Me Gone avoids awkward vocal strains for a relaxed beauty that you can’t help but soak up like a rag. It is the antidote to stress and the soundtrack for hammocks. It is road trip music or music for floating lasily down a river. One Vetiver commenter got it spot on when they labeled this as a “go to album.” It is one of those necessary albums for the times when nothing else on your Ipod will seem to do. An essential album to fall back on again and again. Vetiver has created a record instantly satisfying whenever it is played.
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