|Broken Twin / May|
|Label:||Anti- / Epitaph|
|Add Date:||2014-07-18||Pull Date:||2014-09-19|
|Week Ending:||14 Sep||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug||10 Aug||3 Aug||27 Jul||20 Jul|
|1.||Jun 14, 2017:||Reckless Burning |
|4.||Jan 15, 2015:||The Sunset Life (Best of 2014, Part 3) |
|2.||Apr 30, 2015:||The Sunset Life |
|5.||Sep 25, 2014:||The Sunset Life |
Glimpse Of A Time
|3.||Jan 22, 2015:||The Sunset Life |
Glimpse Of A Time
|6.||Sep 11, 2014:||Amber Waves |
This slow, rich, melancholy debut from Danish musician Majike Voss Romme is a masterpiece—no joke. It’s a pensive and naturalistic singer-songwriter record that fits in with those of artists ranging from Sibylle Baier to Marissa Nadler and Angel Olsen. But it’s much more than that; Romme has perfected the ability to reach maximum tension and release while always keeping her voice and arrangements at a simmer. I can imagine her being introduced as an honorable guest in revered music halls everywhere. All these songs are utterly brilliant, but particular favorites are 3, 5, 9, 10. No FCCs. |
1. (3:57)—Chilly, spare piano. Somber strings. Simple, threatens to turn epic but thankfully never does.
2. (3:35)—Minimal, led by two tracks of guitar. The “pop” song, only by dint of its conventional structure. Could have been on many a late 60s folk record.
3. *(4:31)—Dramatic. Toms, yearning strings. Takes an abrupt left turn—rhythm turns syncopated, a drone enters, strings return.
4. (3:29)—Back to the minimal piano. Airy, mourning horns.
5. *(3:24)—Crepuscular, jazzy, droning. A glitchy but subtle and very tasteful synth distinguishes this.
6. (4:30)—Slightly Western, Tarnation-ish feel to this one. Toms return, + tambourine + flute drone + a little twangy guitar.
7. (4:08)—A poppy piano chord progression made fresh again by Romme’s restraint. Builds and once again drifts back into calm without triumph.
8. (5:13)—Operatic and repetitive—the big one. Intense bowed + plucked strings. Faded, incredibly sad vocals. Ends cold.
9. *(4:00)—A cappella for the first and last minute, instruments enter slowly. When the backing vocals hit their peak, it feels deathly like little else.
10. *(5:59)—Very slow, despairing and yet expansive and majestic, making good on Romme’s promise to “fill your space with light.” A perfect cap to an immaculate album.
|1.||The Aching||6.||Soon After This|
|2.||Glimpse Of A Time||7.||Out Of Air|
|4.||Sun Has Gone||9.||If Pilots Go To Heaven|
|5.||River Raining||10.||No Darkness|