Fine Canadian Forces, Hebrew Lessons
Fine Canadian Forces is multi-instrumentalist Jordan Fine (Five Star Trailer Park, Lake Country VHS) who for the past year has been constructing his debut album using a loop-pedal by combing his love of Modern Jazz, Noise Rock and Pop.
Hebrew Lessons follows two rules (So it seems): 1) Must use the loop-pedal at all times. 2) Can these songs be pulled off live?
It is these two rules that have hindered Fine’s sonic experiment by forcing him into the loop formula. Most of the tracks on Hebrew Lessons consist of one liners being repeated as Fine focuses all his energy on intricate compositions. The worst being “Bigfoot” which features the unfortunate line, “We buy possum guts / We buy gorilla suits” while clocking in at 5-min long! Must be an inside joke, maybe it’s a Toronto thing?
What saves FCF’s debut are Fine’s cleaver cover choices that challenge the original while somehow keeping them recognizable; especially Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”. Fine has an exciting concept here, but people are looking to be inspired as well; He needs to start telling stories besides just making cool effects. (Independent)
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Posted on June 25, 2011, in Album Reviews and tagged experimental, fine canadian forces, Five Star Trailer Park, indie-pop, jordan fine, lake country vhs, music review. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.