With the title “Leaves Never Leave” and a cover full of bird illustrations, I was all set to write this off as something a little precious. Wrong again.
Woodchucker/Jonatan Nastesjo is filled with analog burps, filters of noise, animal sounds, and the occasional regular sound buried under the above mentioned. This seems like a nice synthesis of some good, weird Chicago music. Computer sounds reminiscent of early Joan Of Arc records and soothing intense drones, similar to Rob A. A. Lowe’s Lichens.
Although the tracks are separated, the whole disc feels like one big song suite, there’s no clear hook, no clear normal song and no experimentation that is too out there or alienating. It’s kind of the weirdest bedroom album ever made. 8/10 -- Andrew Murdock Livingston (3 February, 2010)