Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
I Made A Place
we’ve waited a long old time for our fair prince to return with a record of new material (although his countless interstitial side-projects have been gratefully received) and we’re delighted to discover that this offering is as enchantingly rich in melodic bucolic beauty as ever.
Will oldham’ last album proper under the bonnie prince billy pseudonym was 2011's ‘Wolfroy Goes To Town’. Fortunately, the past 8 years have not dulled his musician’s ear. The album is replete with life-affirming country jams: elegiac moments grow between jaunty roots-rock structures, pastoral flutes and soulful horn-work. “a(nother) fine album of gently joyous country songs […] fit to be compared with, and indeed sung by, john prine” 8/10 – uncut.