|Soulsavers / Light The Dead See, The|
|Album:||Light The Dead See, The||Collection:||General|
|Label:||Mute Artists Limited|
|Add Date:||2012-10-28||Pull Date:||2012-12-30|
|Week Ending:||16 Dec||9 Dec||18 Nov|
|1.||Fri, 04 Jan 13:||Eliza Ridgeway|
New and Old
|4.||Sun, 02 Dec 12:||Kane|
The Mongrel's Stoop
|2.||Thu, 13 Dec 12:||DJ Away|
The Sunset Life (Extended Coda)
|5.||Fri, 16 Nov 12:||Eliza Ridgeway|
Post Peninsula Report
|3.||Sun, 09 Dec 12:||DJ Away|
The Sunset Life
Orchestral rock/modern gospel|
With Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode on vocals, this English duo delves into American musical styles and buffs up its songs with strings and gospel singers. Here Soulsavers cultivate a lush, lovely sound that ultimately becomes a little monotonous over the album’s course. All songs are slow. A lot of the words seem to be about a loved one, with some religious subject matter mixed in. Favorites: 3, 6, 8. No FCCs.
1. (1:51)—Instrumental. Orchestral, with some Western flavor.
2. (3:33)—Tense, pensive, dramatic. Strings, organ, and acoustic guitar.
3. *(4:14)—Mournful, pretty verses and searing, rocking choruses with gospel singers.
4. (3:45)—Starts with acoustic guitar and deep bowed strings. Big swelling strings during the chorus.
5. (4:03)—Soft. Acoustic guitar forms the backbone, with gospel singers and strings adding color. There’s a lot of reverb on the vocals.
6. *(3:12)—Acoustic guitar and vocals with a slight echo effect. Organ and bass guitar lead the way to a big, dramatic climax. Ends abruptly.
7. (1:41)—Instrumental. Melancholy strings.
8. *(4:05)—All the strings and background singers, plus horns. Particularly close in sound to modern gospel.
9. (4:50)—Starts as a spacey ballad, builds to gorgeous choruses highlighted by the presence of horns.
10. (5:02)—Soft verses, organ driven choruses. Pretty, string-filled break before the final choruses.
11. (3:45)—Especially slow beginning. Piano and distorted guitar. The music builds but restrains itself from letting the full band enter.
12. (3:58)—Starts like a modern country ballad, with harmonica and everything. Quickly takes on the dramatic, lush sound of the other songs, though.
Footnote: It’s not in KZSU’s library, but Soulsavers’ 2007 album It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s The Way You Land, featuring Mark Lanegan, is definitely worth your time. Seek it out.
|1.||La Ribera||7.||Point Sur Pt. 1|
|2.||In The Morning||8.||Take Me Back Home|
|4.||Presence Of God||10.||I Can't Stay|
|6.||Gone Too Far||12.||Tonight|