Since the 2011 release of (feather), its debut EP, Chimney Choir has put out another EP, (turtle), and a full-length, (ladder), which came out last year. Not only is the band prolific, but it just keeps getting better, as evidenced by the sizable catalogue of really good material it's amassed thus far. This latest release is a collection of well-crafted songs that are alternately intricate and elaborate, soaked in stunning three-part harmonies. While Chimney Choir might draw from decades-old folk, the act is also very forward-thinking, and (compass) is its most progressive and expansive effort to date, especially with Carl Sorenson's adventurous percussion skills and Kevin Larkin's occasional computer sampling.
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