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Vernon (Part 1)

Most people know Bon Iver’s self-titled album from 2011, to the point where it would make little sense to make a post about it now. So that is not the point here, but there is more to the story than that.
From Volcano Choir : Repave 2013

Latest “Volcano Choir” and their Repave album, released September last year. “Volcano Choir” is a collaboration between Justin Vernon, later frontman of Bon Iver and members of Collection of Colonies of Bees, starting back in 2005. Colonies of Bees itself a sideproject of “Pele” members, Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller, “Pele” disbanded in 2004, but “Colonies of Bees” was continued.
From Volcano Choir : Repave 2013

To fully understand the music of Volcano Choir, it is also interesting to listen to the other related music, besides that of Bon Iver, so what was PELE about, they have been described as a post rock band, and even a bit atypical post rock, due to the fact that they flirted with Jazz elements.
From Pele : Teaching the History of Teaching Geography (1998)

Where Bon Iver, is basicly a one man project, Volcano Choir is a Band effort, albums are slowly formed of the creative process between the members, and it has taken years to create each of the two existing albums. The First album “Unmap” was released in 2009 after 4 years of collaboration, and another 4 years went by, before the release of “Repave”.
From Volcano Choir : Unmap 2009

To Be Continued