Georgeson is more noted as a producer (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) and this is his first solo release. Singing and playing all the instruments, including mellotron, and with a little help from the Kite Hill Chamber Orchestra, he has created a good moody slab of nu-folk that benefits from his mermetic approach. Recorded in several homes over a period of four years, the intimacy that Georgeson gives to such tracks as ?Walking on Someone Else?s Name? and ?Priests of Cholera? help create a dark atmosphere. It is as if we are privy to the obsessions of someone for whom solitude is a blessing and a curse.
?Hand Me, Please, An Ocean? and the title track aim for the profound, in which the epic is found in the minimal. I don?t mean to suggest that this is a poetic downer, just that Georgeson has managed to create a personal world that feels as comfortingly real as it is foreboding. ?Tied To The Mountain? and ?Tied to the Coast? suggest an inability to escape one?s place; Georgeson uses that penalty as a reason for digging deeper into personal space.
?Find Shelter? is not as quirky nor precious as his production would might suggest. This is a grounded, muddy piece that stands above the work he has produced for others. By a wide margin. 7/10 -- Mike Wood (9 January, 2007)