Evening Hymns - Spirit Guides LP
Label : Shuffling Feet Records
Credits : Co-Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Drums.
Ostensibly the project of Jonas Bonnetta, Evening Hymns was born in the rural confines of the countryside surrounding Orono, Ontario. In 2007 Bonnetta released the album Farewell to Harmony under his own name and the Let's All Get Happy Together EP was his first musical foray under the Evening Hymns moniker.
A marked departure from his earlier stripped down work, Spirit Guides moves towards a fuller sound complemented by the contributions of an impressive group of friends and collaborators including members of The Wooden Sky, Ohbijou, Forest City Lovers and The D’Urbervilles. The album was two years in the making – recorded with James Bunton of Ohbijou at Artspace in Peterborough and various locales in Toronto.
Spirit Guides swaggers – at points lushly orchestrated, at others poignantly understated – an impressive full-length debut from Evening Hymns.