Schoen, Chris / Heaven Or Hell Or Wherever
Album: Heaven Or Hell Or Wherever   Collection:General
Artist:Schoen, Chris   Added:Jan 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-03-24 Pull Date: 2013-05-27
Week Ending: Apr 21 Mar 31
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 20, 2013: Music Casserole
The Death Of The Lovers
2. Mar 30, 2013: Music Casserole
The Voyage, Part Ii

Album Review
Eliza Ridgeway
Reviewed 2013-03-15
Male vocals, dramatic (sung) story-telling. Originally written for a live theater project, and you can feel it. Vaudeville and klezmer, as delivered by a singer/songwriter. Feels of the old world, smoky bars filled with absinthe rather than Coors lite. Not an entirely polished sound, but if you dig experimental/geeky love of lyrics, play on.
Songs adapted from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The poems were about decadence and eroticism, but this performance is less sexy and more poetic/contemplative. Baudelaire was prosecuted and fined for the indecency of his lyrics (but that was in another age - should be FCC clear). If you like poetry, you might get a kick out of Schoen’s thoughtful translations. This album is very much about the words, with music/vocalizing as a solid backdrop. No FCCs detected.
1. Male voice and violin, acoustic feel
* 2. French cabaret feel, almost a hint of alternative klezmer/Russian jazz bands.
3. A dance beat (tarantella? Tango?), plaintive violin solo
4. Some brass
* 5. electric guitar
*6. Contemporary shock of sound, female vocals added for duet, a bit dissonant (not in a great way). Musicality suddenly takes a more prominent role.
7. Folk feel, electric guitars
8. piano, female vocals, crackly sound of old vinyl
*9. duet, accordion, up-tempo
10. electric guitar, folk/rock
11. mellow, down-tempo
12. ballad feel
13. Rocking
**14. Folk, playful – fun lyrics!
15. down-tempo

Track Listing
1. The End Of The Day   8. The Voyage, Part Iii
2. The Death Of The Poor   9. The Voyage, Parts Iv & V
3. The Death Of The Lovers   10. The Voyage, Part Vi
4. The Death Of The Artists   11. The Voyage, Part Vii
5. The Strange Man's Dream   12. The Voyage, Part Vii
6. The Voyage, Part Ii   13. The Sick Muse
7. The Voyage, Part Ii   14. The Giantess
  15. The Solitaire's Wine