Singer-songwriter Taylor Kirk, known professionally as Timber Timbre, garnered attention is his native Canada by delivering a dark, mysterious combination of folk, blues, and indie rock that was often both contemporary and ancient-sounding. His self-titled album opens with the unadorned guitar-and-vocal “Demon Host,” but adds increasingly more complex, yet still spare, production elements as the record progresses. “Until the Night” features tinkling autoharp, garage rock organ, and a languid oriental melody, while “Trouble Comes Knocking” is driven by sleazy strip-club saxophone and a throbbing bass drum beat. Throughout, TIMBER TIMBRE sounds like the soundtrack to some great lost ‘60s B-movie, at once colorfully original and creepily unsettling.
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AllMusic Review by Pemberton Roach