Fall Creek Boys Choir

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"Fall Creek Boys Choir"
Fall Creek Boys Choir (Front Cover).png
Single by James Blake & Bon Iver
from the album Enough Thunder and James Blake (Deluxe Edition)
Released 29 August 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 4:33
Label Polydor
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • James Blake
  • Justin Vernon
James Blake singles chronology
"Order / Pan"
(2011)
"Fall Creek Boys Choir"
(2011)
"A Case of You"
(2011)
Bon Iver singles chronology
"Monster"
(2010)
"Fall Creek Boys Choir"
(2011)
"Holocene"
(2011)

"Fall Creek Boys Choir" is a song by James Blake and Bon Iver, released as the first single from Blake's Enough Thunder EP. The song was premiered on BBC Radio 1 and released on the internet on August 24, 2011.[1] It was released commercially as a single on August 29, 2011. The song extensively uses multi-layered vocals, auto-tune and vocoders.

The song's title is a reference to Fall Creek, Wisconsin, where Justin Vernon, Bon Iver's frontman, owns the recording studio April Base Studios.

Critical reception[edit]

Steve Horowitz of PopMatters praised the song and gave it eight out of ten stars, stating, "The two work in completely different genres. Blake and dubstep has its roots in urban electronic dance music. Bon Iver’s recordings show an affinity for rural folk traditions and harmony vocalizations that recall the open air of his remote Wisconsin home. But the results are in with a single called "Fall Creek Boys Choir" that sounds like someone welded the two sounds together with a blow torch. That's a compliment. While the Frankenstein-style creation may not resemble the pure music of each other’s past, it lives and breathes."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fall Creek Boys Choir"
  • Blake
  • Vernon
4:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry; Phillips, Amy (2011-08-24). "Listen: Bon Iver and James Blake Collaborate". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Steve (2011-09-21). "James Blake and Bon Iver: Fall Creek Boys Choir". PopMatters. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 

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