Hearing Bon Iver live is, quite simply, all consuming. It is a vivid and powerful display, with of an audio range oscillating from a whisper to an absolute wall of carefully constructed sound. In conjunction with an emotional range from bitter hope to vibrant joy, its can be hard to know how to take it. It bears repeating.
While on tour, shortly after the release of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Bon Iver stopped into East West Studios in West Hollywood to spend a day in a room together putting the many-layered dynamism of the live show to tape. The result is a subtle re-imagination and invigoration of a collection of timeless songs, performed by a band made up of singularly distinguished musicians, encapsulating but one epoch of the Bon Iver life cycle.