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HORSE FEATHERS CYNIC’S NEW YEAR

CD review: Horse Feathers, ‘Cynic’s New Year’

By Marc Hirsh
Globe Correspondent / April 17, 2012
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There's consistency and there’s consistency, and on “Cynic’s New Year,” Portland, Ore., indie-folk duo Horse Feathers stick so firmly to their sonic guns that it becomes tightly constricting. “A Heart Arcane” and “Summer for Capricorns” open and close the album, respectively, and while there’s a charm to their baroque simplicity, the preponderance of shared elements speaks to the lack of movement in getting from the one to the other.

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