Bon Iver


It took him three months to write his first album, hidden away in a log cabin in Wisconsin, chopping wood and living on forest moss after a heartbreaking romantic break up. Bon Iver, from the French for "good winter", has grown up a lot since then. He has released a second album, mysterious and cold as the forests of the American great north, the kind of music that could have served as sound track for "Into The Wild". This second recording, which won him the 2012 Grammy Award for best new artist, is grandiloquent, emphatic and sounds like an orchestra of a thousand Canadian lumberjacks chopping a forest of pine with courage and melancholy.

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