Clever but irritating one-man band from Chicago

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The Lonesome Organist – Form And Follies

As a kind of Vaudevillian busker for the post-rock cabal, multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Jacobsen is quite a phenomenon, often playing four things at once in his live shows. Unfortunately; much of the novelty is lost in the transition to CD. Lovely trinkets like “Walking To Weston’s” and “Blue Bellow” suggest a kind of sea-shanty systems music, but much here is too quirky to withstand repeat listens, even when Jacobsen drops the one-man band schtick and transforms himself into a doo wop group.