For those of you who assume (as I did) that this is the first release on the Swollen Members' label's new folk imprint, let it be known that BattleAxe and BattleAxe Folk couldn't be less associated. For one, the former is Vancouver-based, while the latter operates in Halifax. And while BattleAxe is known for catchy party rap, BattleAxe Folk is swiftly becoming known for its Indigo Girls/Ani DiFranco/Natalie Merchant-style fare. This release by the label's co-founder should help that image along. It's haunted by the acoustic guitar-assisted soul of Ani, from the wry cadence of conversational musings to the yodelling stress placed on some vocals - not to mention all the lyrical authority, defiant introspection and relationship psychoanalysis. Part of me keeps expecting Swollen Members to come in and drop some ill medieval rhymes to break up the monotony.