Beal, Willis Earl / Acousmatic Sorcery
Album: Acousmatic Sorcery   Collection:General
Artist:Beal, Willis Earl   Added:Apr 2012
Label:Xl Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-12 Pull Date: 2012-07-15
Week Ending: Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 3 May 27 May 20
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 22, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Swing On Low
4. May 30, 2012: The Independent Mind
2. Jun 13, 2012: The Sunset Life
Swing On Low
5. May 28, 2012: Bridal Moments
Swing On Low
3. Jun 01, 2012: Lost Verses
Away My Silent Lover
6. May 25, 2012: Lost Verses
Away My Silent Lover

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2012-05-04
Lo-fi/outsider music/folk
Debut album by this lo-fi Chicago musician. The extremely stripped down nature of these recordings might take some listeners aback, but the loud songs certainly rock and the quiet songs possess an intimate prettiness that can be achieved only with this sound. Try 2, 7, 8, 10. FCC WARNING 4, 6.

1. (1:49)—Instrumental. Beal plucks really high notes on a guitar. Sounds like a dissonant music box.
2. *(2:57)—If Tom Waits decided to record a song with as few instruments as possible, it might sound like this. Guttural vocals and distorted percussion.
3. (5:35)—Woozy guitars, clinking percussion, and stream of consciousness lyrics. Spoken word at the end.
4. (3:19)—FCC WARNING (s•••). Minimal acoustic guitar and hushed vocals. Understatedly pretty.
5. (4:23)— More stripped down loveliness. Strummed guitar and dreamy lyrics.
6. (3:40)—FCC WARNING (b••••••t). Distorted percussion and guitar fronted by Beal’s alternating singing and rapping.
7. *(3:26)—Distorted guitar and a bouncy beat created with what sounds like drinking glasses. Catchy and fun.
8. *(3:58)—The closest song to a ballad here, especially with regard to the vocals.
9. (3:37)—More music-box-like guitar, this time with vocals.
10. *(4:15)—Tense and wrenching. Plucked acoustic guitar and vocals that grow slowly unhinged.
11. (1:45)—Instrumental. Dissonant guitars.

Track Listing
1. Nepenenoyka   6. Ghost Robot
2. Take Me Away   7. Swing On Low
3. Cosmic Queries   8. Monotony
4. Evening's Kiss   9. Bright Copper Noon
5. Sambo Joe From The Rainbow   10. Away My Silent Lover
  11. Angel Chorus