Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) Pt 1 & 2
Troubadour and songwriter’s songwriter, Craig Cardiff was urged to do something different after 2011’s Juno-nominated Floods and Fires. His producers, Ben Legget and Andre Wahl, wanted to broaden Cardiff’s sonic palette; while mellow and introspective work well for him, it’s a blast to hear him branch out on this double-disc: Love is Louder (Than All This Noise), Pt 1 &2. The first disc, Louder!, is rich and expansive, uplifting without resorting to being saccharine. Part 2 - Gentler! is more intimate and representative of his sound at the house concerts he regularly plays. But it’s the storytelling and romantic perspectives that bridge the two. A double-album that warrants the format. Cardiff has a daunting list of tour dates scheduled across the country, from now until October 2014, so check to see if he’s playing in your hometown (chances are he will be!).