As with the other music he has produced, Harder to Tell reveals Roger Green's strong compositional skills, balanced in this case by an apparent fascination with a broad range of sonic atmospheres and textures, each expressing a depth of mood. This is most evident on tracks like "Hearing Into Clouds." "Another Year" could be a long-lost Daniel Lanois song, only rendered organic rather than abstract by the vocal interplay. Across the entire album, Green employs a rich palette of sounds and dynamics to create a work of impressionistic beauty, grounded in a sense of melancholy transformed into inner peace. That's not to say that the album isn't without its share of fun rockers (see: "Heroes Marching" and "John Lennon"), but its greatest strength is its evocation of inner grace born out of deep artistic exploration.
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