Owen "L'Ami du Peuple" LP
Anyone vaguely familiar with Kinsella's musical lineage knows he's far from a one-note musician. And on his new album, L'Ami du Peuple, he expands his repertoire as a solo songwriter to include a touch of female vocals, pounding drums, and even dueling electric guitar lines. The variety of sounds featured on this album can largely be attributed to a new approach Kinsella took to the writing and recording process. Rather than locking himself in a room with mostly finished song ideas for a couple of weeks before emerging with a finished album, this time Kinsella involved producer Neil Strauch from the very beginning and spaced out recording over a few month period. As a result, L'Ami du Peuple sounds markedly different than any album Kinsella has released under the Owen moniker.