Angell, Theo & The Tabernacle Hillside Singers / Auraplinth
Album: Auraplinth   Collection:General
Artist:Angell, Theo & The Tabernacle Hillside Singers   Added:Dec 2007
Label:Digitalis Industries  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-12-24 Pull Date: 2008-02-25
Week Ending: Jan 6 Dec 30
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 29, 2013: Murder Ballads and Torch Songs
She King
3. Jan 02, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
Crows Landing
2. Mar 15, 2012: Nathin' To Do
In About A Half An Hour
4. Dec 26, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Crows Landing

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-12-26
THEO ANGELL & THE TABERNACLE HILLSIDE SINGERS - "Auraplinth" CD (Digitalis Industries)
Freak folk, diy spirituals, and diverse usage of different roots sounds and ideas. ANGELL was a member of JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER and HALL OF FAME. This reminds me a bit of stranger DEVENDRA BANHART moments. Tracks are very different from each other often having different instrumentation.
1. Odd group singing, a number of acoustic guitars, and joyous in some way I can't put my finger on. Ends quiet and minimal.
**2. Slow banjo, simple with strange and funny lyrics. Finding a corpse? Eating something out of it?
3. Simple guitar and mainly voice. Rambles a bit. Unique melody line.
4. Faster guitar, almost-falsetto, something about spacesuits.
**5. Guitar more up front, repetitive ina good way.
**6. FCC Slightly psychedelic. Great song which is too bad he says fuck a few times.
7. Finger picked guitar and a different style singing. Reminds me of DEVENDRA BANHART.
8. More electric and bluesy. Poppy hippy jam.
9. A handful of vocalists making odd vocal sounds along with a slow drum.
10. Tambourine (?) and vocals. Short.
11. Minimal improvised sounding guitar and off key singing that sounds like Halloween singing.
**12. Like track 7. Folk and I hear the DEVENDRA BANHART.
13. Flute to go along with the pretty guitar.
**14. Darker and longer track. Murder ballad?
**15. Strange vocal sounds. Manipulated vocal sounds?
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. In About A Half An Hour   8. Apparently Someone Tried To
2. Crows Landing   9. Flurdrid Mourning
3. On The Willow   10. Is The Worst Ever Best?
4. Stuttgart Summertime   11. The Golden Hour
5. Bountfling   12. Gardenfull
6. Have U Seen The Birds Lately?   13. Aurelia
7. Written With The Word   14. She King
  15. Forward With The Veil