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Scorces – l’or et l’argent

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Subtle.

That is probably the most economic review one could do of this album. I actually first played this album yesterday. After an extremely frustrating and tiring day, done on about 4 hours of sleep. I ended up falling asleep on my couch while I listened.

At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this album. There is nothing here that I disliked, but at the same time, there is nothing to really pull me into the album either. It just kind of sits there.

Since then, I’ve found myself listening to the album again and again. At first, i thought I was just giving the album “another chance.” Now, I am not so sure. This album has somehow gotten into my skin. I find myself craving it’s simplicity and subtleness. It was subtle in it’s approach, but I am now hooked on this album. I imagine it will be some time before I go a full 24 hours with out listening to it.

The music here is being created by guitar and pedal steel, as played by Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray, respectively.

The album as a whole, has a droning, low key quality. The casual listener will be hard pressed to remember anything specific about this album after listening to it. No single instance or moment will stick in their memory. Instead, they will hear the drone in their sleep, and they will crave the sounds in their head. This album is addictive in it’s simplicity. And will likely never fully leave you.

Written by Matt

September 21st, 2003 at 2:02 pm

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