I wrote about Excelsior’s single, “Gold Runs,” at the beginning of Summer. Now that Fall is almost here, a full album has been released. Fit For Fiction runs short, which is perfect for repeat listens. It’s only eight songs, and they flow together beautifully, so it’s almost hard to tell where one ends and the next begins. Excelsior has crafted a very pleasing album you’re sure to enjoy.
“Gold Runs” is still my favorite track, but I guess I’m biased because I’ve known that one the longest. The closer, “To Cross” features some of the most longing strings I’ve ever heard, which adds a depth of sadness to a track already mired in mourning. It’s a kind of bittersweet mourning, I think. A memory of something that will never again be experienced.
You can purchase Fit For Fiction from The Big Oil Recording Company on Bandcamp for 7 Euro, which, thanks to a stumbling economy and inflation, is also 7 American dollars.