has more to do with the side of John Davis
that worked with the Palace Brothers
than the side that constitutes half of Folk Implosion
-- the album's songs have the simple acoustic quality (and occasional patched-together percussion) of a Mountain Goats
' release, but the songwriting lands in a more poetic and subtle vein. The result is an intimate and well-executed tour through the work of a very idiosyncratic songwriter. Somewhere within the stripped-down set-up of Davis
' songs are shades of Sebadoh
and even Neutral Milk Hotel
, making for an album that overshoots the earnest simplicity that's expected of most singer/songwriters.