Stian Westerhus & Pale Horses: Maelstrom
Stian Westerhus is a formidable improviser/guitarist with a reputation for intense live performance. On, Maelstrom he focuses those skills on more song oriented material. And, he sings. Very well, I might add. If I must attempt to describe the tunes, they are post-rock ballads of a sort. I feel this is a weak attempt to capture the energy, passion and skill evident here. This is among my favorite records from 2014, and deserves a spin in 2017.