|Smith, Stephan / New World Worder|
|Album:||New World Worder||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2004-01-05||Pull Date:||2004-03-08|
|Week Ending:||7 Mar||8 Feb|
|1.||Mar 05, 2004:||Juan 2-3- Show |
New World Worder
|2.||Feb 06, 2004:||Discarded. Recycled, and New |
his voice sounds like matt Johnson of 'the the'. <sigh> well… I picked this up hoping it was the Stephen Smith who makes glass marimbas, Aeolian harps and composed crop circle music but no. This is a young guy with a guitar and a lot to say about politics. Very KPFA. mostly speak-singing w/solo guitar.|
1. spoken rap w/acoustic guitar. We the people are revolting.
2.like #1 but shorter 3.like #2
4.interesting guitar work. repetition in vocals vaguely hypnotic
5.reworking of that poem "why is your sword so red with blood?" around a school shooting. (It's imperialism's fault, and dad's fault cuz he owns a gun)
+6.yay! fiddling! no belabored politics! no vocals at all!!!
7. noooooooooooooo. too , oh, yucky.
+8. simple electric guitar, good and energetic, he sounds happy.
9. I'm everyman, don't pigeonhole me, because I am everyman. nice conceit.
+10.melodic, real singing. ordinary folk song. politics slightly less obvious.
11. sounds important but I don't get it.
12.pretty and inoffensive. sounds more like the the than anything else.
+13.good work song strange production makes this artier than intended
|1.||New World Worder||7.||All We Need Is Love|
|2.||Merchants of Lies||8.||I'm on My Way|
|3.||Proclaiming Jubilee||9.||Universal Hobo|
|5.||Darling Son||11.||Bring It on|
|6.||Sally Goodin||12.||Song of Healing|