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High Twilight
Daniel Isaiah

High Twilight

Disc review

With this solo debut, Daniel Isaiah Schachter (formerly of such bands as Shoot the Moon and Percy Farm) seems to be aiming to position himself as an artistic descendent of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and other folk-rock heroes. Opening song Anita on the Banks, one of two tracks recorded with Plants and Animals frontman Warren Spicer, is particularly convincing, sounding just like vintage Dylan. Elsewhere, the singer-songwriter turns up the tempo and takes us into Tom Petty territory (The Naked Night), briefly flirts with brass- and banjo-driven Dixieland music (The Hours), then winds down with a pair of dreamy, atmospheric songs (Ogygia, No Mean Dream) that wouldn’t be completely out of place on a Patrick Watson album.

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