Charles Atlas / To the Dust From Many You Came
Album: To the Dust From Many You Came   Collection:General
Artist:Charles Atlas   Added:Jul 2004
Label:Ochre Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-25 Pull Date: 2004-12-27
Week Ending: Dec 12 Dec 5 Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14 Oct 31
Airplays: 1 1 4 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2009: Mittens & Scarves
Corona Norco
4. Dec 09, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
Corona Norco
2. Sep 01, 2009: Hipster Garbage (sub)
Neither Nor
5. Nov 30, 2004: All This - And Mor!
3. Apr 08, 2009: public noize racket
Dipole Moment
6. Nov 25, 2004: The Person Who Stole My Bike Will Die a Horribly Painful Death

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2004-10-05
The mighty Charles Atlas plays mightily melodic & mostly instrumental song streams. They are known for their drumless songs, built up from repeated guitar and piano melodies that weave in and out on consciousness (you will hear an occasional drum machine). Their music is very moody and haunting to the core and the musicianship is stellar, lead mostly by incredible guitar and piano work. To the Dust are their 5th record and their most stunning to date. Floydian at heart, Charles Atlas deal the Mood. If you know what is good for you PLAY THIS! –the bAWd of eUPHONY

1**(7:33) Great song. Begins with repeated moody bass line. Luscious Piano carries over the top joined later by a simple drum machine. Great cello playing enters as well. Awesome!
2**(7:14) Slow repeated guitar line, very bare begins. Warm organ and bass lay down the bottom as the song builds in beauty. Gentle harmonium leads the way. Stunning!
3*(3:55) Simple drum machine with repeated guitar line. Warmer in sound and hopeful. Great organ tones enter later. Kiss me
4*(5:18) Stunning track carried by the beautiful singing of local Maiden Odessa Chen. Slow and wispy with slow piano chords and bass. Cool xylo parts as well. Love it!
5**(9:20) Longer track. Repeated guitar line with singing xylo and guitar with simple piano lines. Textures get a bit thicker throughout with cello work and bass lines. A great ride!
6* (5:32) Beautiful guitars bare and simple ring out more upbeat and faster paced. Hopeful again with stunning piano and cello work. Make love to me now
7** (6:08) Backwards loops begin and lead us to a bare organ which sings to the ear. Strange sounds swell up and take over. Feel changes into a hopeful boss nova. Oddest song so far and I love every second of it. Great pulse.
8* (8:31) guitar intro with Synth swells. Guitar lead melodies. Very bare with short wave radio or some kind of distant speaking. Very open and spacey. Love it
9*(7:50) Delayed piano decays very open. Organ enters later with distant textures.
10** (10:10) muted drones and wind begin. Very minimal guitar with synth swells. Very thick with texture. Builds up to washy climax. Got a cigarette

Track Listing
1. Neither Nor   6. Photosphere
2. Demus   7. Chapultepec
3. Corona Norco   8. Seven Digit Clock
4. Edith   9. Primo Levi
5. Signal Flags   10. Dipole Moment