Aero Flynn - Aero Flynn Album Review

Worthwhile addition to the burgeoning ‘Bon Iver and related’ section An old pal of Justin Vernon’s from the University Of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Josh Scott was highly regarded by his peers but turned his back on music for 10 years while suffering from kidney disease and depression. Coaxed back into the studio by Vernon, this is Scott’s debut solo album. Understandably there is a tense, troubled air to many of these songs, the combination of tightly coiled guitar or piano figures, glitchy rhythms and Scott’s high, keening vocals inviting comparisons with Alt-J and various Thom Yorke projects. But the likes of “Plates2” and “Moonbeams” mirror the story of the album by unfurling gloriously into expansive soft-rock vistas.