7 de julho de 2010

Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

224 VBR - 42m length - 67 Mb
As said in the bio at their site:

Clogs are four musicians from the U.S. and Australia whose work traverses time and place and through which seemingly disparate influences are seamlessly drawn in. They compose and improvise using sounds and textures from across the musical spectrum—the immediacy of folk and rock music, twisted Americana, the complexity of modern composition.
The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton (2010) is Clogs’ highly anticipated fifth album and most recent release, following their critically acclaimed, Lantern (2006). The Creatures is their first album of songs after four primarily instrumental releases; a song-cycle composed by Padma Newsome for the group with extensive vocal work from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Other guests include Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger of The National and the Osso String Quartet.
 Do I need to say anything else? Just look at the people who worked in the album and who are the band. Amazing sound, mixing classical influence and virtuosi (without being boring) in catchy melodies with astonishing vocal perfomances that hypnotizes you and makes you drift away. Sharon's voice is one of the most beautiful things ever and if you don't believe me, go to the band's MySpace and see for yourself (and if you also don't know My Brightest Diamond, man, you have no idea what you're missing). One of my favourite albums of this year!
You can buy it here, here, here and here!

  1. Cocodrillo
  2. I Used to Do
  3. On the Edge
  4. Red Seas
  5. The Owl of Love
  6. Adages of Cleansing
  7. Last Song
  8. To Hugo
  9. Raise the Flag
  10. We Were Here