All the Color Green
'All the Color Green, ' is a brand spanking new, honest-to-goodness Peter Breinholt studio album. The album was released over two September weekends in 2006 of sold-out houses at the Sundance Amphitheater in Utah's Provo Canyon. It's quite an album. Anyone familiar with Breinholt's vibe will find a lot to enjoy here-heavy investment in big neo-folk grooves, with Breinholt's clear voice sharing center-stage with his articulate and confident acoustic guitar work. But 'All the Color Green' distinguishes itself nicely from it's siblings, due in part to the album's remarkable production. Here, Breinholt (together with producer Scott Wiley) manages to flower many of these folk melodies up from gentle circular guitar figures to big fluid walls of sound. And just when the sound seems good and thick, Breinholt and Wiley lift the roof even higher, ramping up clear, bright mixes of conversational tunes into grand and rolling folk explosions. Lyrically, Breinholt has always had a flair for the cryptic-poetic images peeking up from his train-of-thought word soup like fishes breaking the surface of a silver pond. This album is no exception to that rule (in fact, it invests more deeply in it than do his previous albums). Some fans will be content to let the stuff wash over them in nonsensical glory. Others will find plenty of code to break-plenty of treasure to dig. If you're already a Breinholt fan, you'll slip into 'All the Color Green' like an old, comfortable jacket. And just when you're as delighted as you ever expected you'd be, you'll find more-like discovering a forgotten twenty-dollar bill in an old pocket. If you're not already a member of the Breinholt family of fans, 'All the Color Green' is a better reason than ever to introduce yourself.