In Our Nature

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
José González earned himself a lot of fans with his first album, Veneer. Songs from it were placed in TV shows and featured in ads, he appeared on Top of the Pops and played festivals, and became a sought-after guest vocalist for electronic artists (Zero 7, Savath & Savalas, Plan B). His intimate, tender sound featuring just his voice and a skillfully played acoustic guitar struck a chord all around the world. The long lag between the recording of Veneer (which was originally released in Sweden during 2003 and only widely available in 2005) and the release of the follow-up, 2007's In Our Nature, might lead fans to think that time might bring about a change in González's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
José González earned himself a lot of fans with his first album, Veneer. Songs from it were placed in TV shows and featured in ads, he appeared on Top of the Pops and played festivals, and became a sought-after guest vocalist for electronic artists (Zero 7, Savath & Savalas, Plan B). His intimate, tender sound featuring just his voice and a skillfully played acoustic guitar struck a chord all around the world. The long lag between the recording of Veneer (which was originally released in Sweden during 2003 and only widely available in 2005) and the release of the follow-up, 2007's In Our Nature, might lead fans to think that time might bring about a change in González's sound. Those fears prove to be groundless. Despite teasing some changes with a fuller, more arranged sound featuring a backing band on the 2006 EP Stay in the Shade, In Our Nature is a near sonic clone of Veneer, right down to the cover of a classic electronica track (this time it's Massive Attack's "Teardrops"). This is great news for people looking for more of the same quiet, stark, but beautiful songs and performances, but if you were looking for some kind of change or progression, you're out of luck unless you listen quite intently and get past the smooth surface. What you'll find are more political lyrics (like on the opening "How Low," which shoots verbal daggers at war-mongering world leaders), more passionate vocals, some more forceful guitar playing, and a general sense of urgency and unease bubbling underneath the prettiness. It may take a few listens before the record reveals itself as a relative cauldron of restrained emotion, but it's worth the effort. Or you could choose to let the moody songs and melancholy atmosphere relax and sooth you. Either way the record is sure to please the fans who latched on to Veneer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596936726
  • Catalog Number: 69367
  • Sales rank: 10,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Low (2:40)
  2. 2 Down the Line (3:10)
  3. 3 Killing for Love (3:02)
  4. 4 In Our Nature (2:42)
  5. 5 Teardrop (3:33)
  6. 6 Abram (1:48)
  7. 7 Time to Send Someone Away (2:47)
  8. 8 The Nest (2:23)
  9. 9 Fold (2:54)
  10. 10 Cycling Trivialities (8:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
José González Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Håkan Wirenstrand Synthesizer
E. Bodin Percussion
Y. Nagano Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert "3D" del Naja Composer
Mushroom Composer
José González Composer, Producer, Engineer
Hans Olsson Mastering
JG Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    for fans of acoustic artists like damien rice, steve reynolds, fionn regan...

    i really like this album. it's an acoustic album but has a kind of flare that most artists like him don't have. playing comes naturally to him and the songs have kind of a dark undercurrent to them, which i like. if you're a fan of artists like howie day, damien rice, and steve reynolds, you should check this guy out.

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