Gilkyson, Eliza / Secularia
Album: Secularia   Collection:General
Artist:Gilkyson, Eliza   Added:Nov 2018
Label:Compass Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-11-16 Pull Date: 2019-01-18
Week Ending: Jan 20 Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2
Airplays: 2 3 4 3 4 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 28, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
4. May 21, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
2. Jul 01, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
5. Oct 30, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard (rebroadcast from Oct 31, 2020)
3. Oct 29, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
6. Aug 21, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
Dreamtime, Conservation

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2018-11-16
Secularia – Elyza Gilkyson (2018)

Because it ponders two heady issues: contemplating meeting one's demise
as a person without faith and imagining a non-patriarchal society
in the days of Trump and Weinstein, Secularity is thematically
complex. She calls her 20th release a gospel album for atheists.
Musically it is a spare, yet superb production where the instrumentation
discretely sets the mood for songs about mortality & womanhood that are
conveyed in a captivating and celebratory manner with her crystal
clear vocals (nothing maudlin here).

Related: Gillian Welch
FCC: None

1) Slow, acoustic song about nature with nice violin (3:16)
*2) Midtempo, about coming together in the face of adversity with
great slide guitar. Inspired by Yeats' The Second Coming poem. (4:06)
*3) Beautiful contemplation on one's demise (and disposal) with dreamy steel
guitar. Based on a poem by her grandmother before her death. (3:58)
*4) Powerful (both sonically & thematically) critique of consumer society
we have created 'in the name of the lord'. (4:11)
*5) Enchanting story about those who 'cross over' while sleeping. (3:58)
6) Mystical, slow, thank you to the 'creator' for nature and our
existence (4:34)
7) Slow ballad about not going back to what was left behind with (minimal)
orchestral arrangement (4:48)
*8) Exquisite duet with gospel singer Sam Butler based on Psalm 23 (3:47)
9) Upbeat, inspired by 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' by Keats. (4:02)
10) Imagines the creator (Emmanuel) as female (Emmanuele) (6:19)
*11) Reworked version of the classic done with Jimmy LaFave (5:25)
12) Is redemption possible given where we've gotten to these past
10,000 years (4:31)

*Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1. Solitary Singer   7. Reunion
2. Lifelines   8. Sanctuary
3. Conservation   9. Through The Looking Glass
4. In The Name Of The Lord   10. Emmanuelle
5. Dreamtime   11. Down By The Riverside
6. Seculare   12. Instrument