|Joan of Arc / Gap, the|
|Artist:||Joan of Arc||Added:||10/2000|
|1.||Sun, 01 Jul 18:||DJ Away|
Posturing through Metaphysical Collapse
|4.||Thu, 03 Jan 02:||nari|
|2.||Sat, 10 Jun 17:||Adam|
|5.||Thu, 15 Nov 01:||nari|
|3.||Thu, 08 Apr 04:||Katy & Murray|
|6.||Thu, 11 Oct 01:||nari|
Consists of sweet, laid-back acoustic numbers made interesting by a|
number of editing manipulations and electronic effects. It sounds like someone went crazy at the mixing board with quick cuts and fades. Yes this music is somewhat experimental, but luckily it lacks the coldness of
other experimental artists -- many of the melodies are quite warm and
evocative. 5,6,10 seem to be the more purely abstract tracks. Also, this
album has great coherency - tracks blend seamlessly from one to the
next. Consequently, each track begs for a fade in/fade out. Great. - nari
1. Sets the status-quo for the album with a simple acoustic number that
gradually becomes more and more cut up though editing.
*2. 8 minutes track culminates in a pretty melancholy duet, with an
accompaniment of electronic effects. Works very well.
*3+4. Lush sweeps of string bass and warm, enveloping reverb makes this
track evocative of the sea. The echoes of human vowels sounds half way
through this track is my favorite moment on the album.
4. An interesting transitional track that is effectively the end of track
3 and the beginning of track 5. I would not end 3 without playing 4 as
well, perhaps fading out at 0:20.
5. Wonderfully chill sounding groove; dissolves into abstract sound at
6. Abstract sound. 1:05 marks the true beginning of track 7.
*7. Sentimental song about childhood. Intimate sound - just guitar,
voice, and anecdotal mutterings from the drums.
*8. Bright & carefree pop loveliness
*9. Post-rock inspired -- lush texture with a hollow little melody being
repeated to create a 9 minute ambient epic.
10. Abstract collage of sound; soaring through outer-space, perhaps.