Certainly, it is hard not to laud an album that contains not one, but several of my favorite songs of the year so far. "Water", album closer "Nothing Abides", "Warm Breeze" and "Since the Kingdom" are all on my top songs playlist. And that is before mentioning my favorite song on the album, "Christmas '93".
For my tastes, this is an excellent summer album. I go out to the courtyard as the sun drops below the horizon, and listen to Natural Times on repeat while consuming several bottles of bone-strengthening IPA to recover from my recent cycling foibles.
Mallee Songs - Since the Kingdom from AVBadham on Vimeo.
In addition to Michael Skinner, Mallee Songs is Gerard Smith, Pascal Babare and James Allen. Natural Times is available from Gaga Digi and at iTunes and Spotify, and in Europe the CD edition is available from Beko
Beko page for CD in Europe