@paulo13 Thank you so much for your CD! It arrived halfway through half-term which meant I had plenty of time to enjoy listening to it at home
Some thoughts in no particular order:
As always with these things I find it so interesting that, although I've heard of a lot of the artists, there's relatively little overlap with things I've already got or know quite well. Only the Jim O Rourke and Anais Mitchell tracks were ones I already knew. (The Anais Mitchell album 'Hadestown' I got into after reading a 10/10 review on DiS a few years ago!)
Probably my favourite track was the Shearwater one. Not at all what I was expecting (I think, in the back of my mind, I expected a band called 'Shearwater' to be a bit limp and indie-schmindie but this proved me wrong). Really catchy and huge sounding, loved it.
Pretty much every DiS Cd I've ever had has had a Jens Lenkman song on it. I think I'm going to need to investigate him a bit more cos I'm clearly missing out on something! I've seen that there's a Jens Lenkman thread so maybe I'll go on there and find out where to start...
The Broken Records singer really sounds like someone but I can't put my finger on who it is and it's driving me mad.
The only track I didn't really get along with was 'Victory': it was very well done and powerful but I found the triumphalism rather uncomfortable (maybe that's the point?)
Anyway, yeah, I really like how you stuck to the theme and did some interesting things with the track listing (the two Liima songs work really well back to back). Great stuff!