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Simply one of the most gorgeous collections of modern folk pop songs i've heard in some time, this is best compared to Sufjan Stevens or a cheekier Jose Gonzalez, but there is so much soul squeezed into these tracks it's hard to give it solid comparisons. The instrumentation is typically ambitious; I can hear glockenspiel, dulcimer, xylophone, horns and possibly even a harp accompanying the usual acoustic guitars and Mann's beautiful voice. It is this sort of scope that makes me think again of Sufjan, who also manages to pack as many instruments as he can fit in his car boot onto his albums. Yet the use of instruments with Grand Salvo also hints at genre hopping with flecks of jazz, post rock and classical elements invading the folk pop at times to great effect. Grand Salvo may be a fresh name to some but without a doubt this is an incredibly charming record - one worth investigating without delay. Highly Recommended.