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Indra's Web

"Good Life Goin'" CD

Yellow Cow Productions

Genres: folk, folk-rock, acoustic rock

Dec 13 - 19 2004

Sometimes acoustic folk-pop just hits the spot, and Indra's Web is out to prove it.  This CD was originally released in 1995 to limited fanfare, but band member Tim Reynolds is destined to get the word out.  He's added Good Life Goin' to CD Baby's database, and is promoting it via internet reviews.  Good move.  This album may be old but it certainly isn't outdated - bluesy, twangy folk-pop like this is always welcome.

Firstly, it must be noted that Good Life Goin' is not an incredible release.  It is very enjoyable - melodic, with a pleasant atmopshere - but it isn't groundbreaking.  At times the music culls concepts from the Nick Drake school of acoustic folk ("Washed Out Road," "Good Life Goin'"), while on other songs there seems to be more of a focus on more energetic, rollicking folk-rock ("Gettin' Old," "South Dakota").  Indra's Web definitely handles the quieter songs better; predictably, they are in the majority on this CD.  More than a few of these songs are longer than they need to be ("Good Life Goin'," "I Don't Know," etc.) - but the band's honest, personal approach prevents Good Life Goin' from becoming too bland or drawn out.  For a winter evening at home, or a long, secluded drive home at midnight, you can't go wrong with Indra's Web.


Fun Fact: Indra is the Hindu God of weather and war.  Indra's Web is founded upon the belief that all the parts of the human body are interconnected.

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 12 tracks, distributed by CD Baby, released 1995]