Spheruleus & Friends / William Barber
Album: William Barber   Collection:General
Artist:Spheruleus & Friends   Added:Dec 2015
Label:Hibernate Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-10 Pull Date: 2016-03-15 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 13 Feb 7 Jan 24 Jan 17
Airplays: 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 07, 2016: Narnia
Upper Whardale
4. Jan 22, 2016: A Visit From Drum
Upper Whardale
2. Feb 03, 2016: Minimum Entropy
Upper Whardale
5. Jan 20, 2016: Minimum Entropy
Upper Whardale
3. Feb 03, 2016: subwoofer motion
Bien Entendu
6. Jan 16, 2016: Music Casserole
Upper Whardale

Album Review
Dr. Information
Reviewed 2015-12-03
Spheruelus & Friends
William Barber
Hibernate Recordings

A collaboration among friends came about after Spheruelus found at a school an old wax cylinder recording from 1906 about a headmaster, William Barber. Music with a nostalgic tint and a slightly melancholic feel for the past. Strings, piano, pump organ, old time samples. Endearing in a slightly strange and oh so beautiful way. With track times so short this has bound to chart, right?

RIYL Anything on the labels Students of Decay or 12k, Illuha, Taylor Deupree, En

1. (3:44) Jewelry box twinkly music go round turns into bent ambient guitar drone
***2. (2:53) Big time old record scratchy, old times small men choir singing beautifully into a sample of a speech /sermon or something and dark piano piano and cello
**3. (2:23) Spiraling strings, flowing flutes, piano holding steady down low
**4. (3:13) Flute and string drone, pipe orgn, lovely
****5. (3:38) Quiet police scanner chatter, warm open pipe organ, guitar spiraling upwards heaven borne
****6. (7:26) Quiet classical (Mozart-sonata-like) clarinet and Illuha-like guitar, whirlwind of pretty ambient noise made with strings turns into beautiful drifting swaying drone swells
*7. (3:42) Old pump organ playing old, calm beautiful music
**8. (5:42) Shimmering strings with plaintive flute and piano drone
*9. (1:32) White noise decaying with piano and flutes. all too short. RIYL Tim Hecker
***10. (5:30) Sample of a speech, ambient almost classical guitar and violin drone
**11. (4:44) Strummed guitar note and quiet harmonica lay down a subtle rhythm followed by trombone and guitar melody, lazy and beautiful
12. (3:38) Violin steady drone with flute

Track Listing
1. All Good Things Come From Above   7. By Machinery
2. To Us Thy Memory Can Never Be Lost   8. Dead March From Saul
3. Gem Of The Purest Serene   9. Broken Stones
4. All Heaven To His Eyes   10. For The Salvation Of The World
5. Bien Entendu   11. Virtue Is Its Own Reward
6. Upper Whardale   12. Hanwell