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Ernest Gonzales

Natural Traits

(Friends of Friends; US: 17 Jan 2012; UK: 16 Jan 2012)

Ernest Gonzales (Mexicans With Guns) follows up the introspective Been Meaning To Tell You with an equally thoughtful and remarkable album. With careful attention to composition and arrangements, tracks such as “When Synchronicity Prevails”, “The Scattered Thoughts of Raindrops” and “The Heroic Lives of Particles” quickly become memorable, necessary additions to one’s musical psyche. Elsewhere, “The Voice of Fate”, “In The End” and the Dntel remix of “When Synchronicity Prevails” add further dimension and offer further proof of Gonzales’s unique and frequently understated vision. A truly moving meditation on nature and man’s place within it, Natural Traits surprises again and again.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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16 Feb 2010
This sophomore full-length is a solid step toward legitimacy for a fledgling label and deserving of recognition for the hard work of Exponential Records boss Ernest Gonzales.
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