Ok, I am getting into the album more with every listen. It's such a culmination of the Bon Iver work and I love how it closes the seasons, with Emma being winter, Bon Iver spring, 22 summer, and this one autumn.
I've been trying to explain to myself in a rational way what happens to me when I hear a piece of Bon Iver. I fail at all the time. The musicality and lyricism that I find in these pieces of art I find nowhere else. When I listen to Justin's songs and his parallel works I feel connected with forces much greater than me. I feel fragile, strong and exposed. And at the same time. How happy I am to know this work that has brought me so much joy since my adolescence. I find myself in the lines of each composition. This is beautiful. That is expression. This is meaningful production of art. Man, you rock. Thank you.
I gave it a try, over and over again, with every record. But all i can do is fall back to his old incredibly beautiful 'boring-g-chord' music. All the rest seems just very boring (i.e. my boring, not his of course) and pretentious at the same time.