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Menuck, Efrim Manuel / Plays "High Gospel"
Album:Plays "High Gospel" Collection:General
Artist:Menuck, Efrim Manuel Added:May 2011
Label:Constellation Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-30 Pull Date:2011-08-01 
Week Ending:Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 13, 2011:Brownian Motion
August Four, Year-Of-Our-Lord Blues
4.Jun 26, 2011:lost and found
A 12-Pt. Program For Keep On Keepin' On
2.Jul 06, 2011:bricolage
Our Lady Of Parc Extension And Her Munificent Sorrows
5.Jun 25, 2011:Music Casserole
I Am No Longer A Motherless Child
3.Jun 29, 2011:Brownian Motion
Our Lady Of Parc Extension And Her Munificent Sorrows
6.Jun 23, 2011:Brownian Motion
Our Lady Of Parc Extension And Her Munificent Sorrows

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-05-25 
Solo work from founder of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Godspeed You Black Emporer: A perfect melding of noise, ambient noise/experimentalism with rock/music. Impossible to describe these tracks that are slow to evolve, often start with a great big “X” but end with dream rock sentiments or even something akin to “fragile” vocaled Radiohead or old Queen or something, creating “walls of sound” with straightforwardish vocals. Yes, “wtf?” is right. All I know is this is some really really cool shit that I really cant liken to anything else. Check it out yourself.

1) quiet build up to a wall of drone upon which a chorus of vocals break in with epic flare, after ~2min a slow mindful drum beat arises and this turns from ambient noise to slow chill dream rock
2) very quiet ambience, slow to evolve, after ~2min a semblance of a song, looped and heavily treated vocs, after 6-7 minutes all hell breaks loose with an electro noise looping near-techno beat, intense, holy moly!
3) solo big vibrato’ed guitar creates quite a landscape, relatively brief
4) a singer songwriter feel, piano and vocs, slow sparse (this is the “wtf?” part)
5) a lovely loop serves as soundbed to searing vibrato guitar, instrumental and brief (relatively)
6) quiet fade in of ambience, very chill, midway vocals appear, looped, then continue building, layering and looping
7) pretty ambience , fades to environmental/bird sounds after 3 minutes
8) cool heavy guitar melodic chords are a ~2 min intro to a pretty and epic dream pop song, replete with Frippian loops, simple soaring vocals

Track Listing
1.Our Lady Of Parc Extension And Her Munificent Sorrows 5.Heaven's Engine Is A Dusty Ol' Bellows
2.A 12-Pt. Program For Keep On Keepin' On 6.Kaddish For Chesnutt
3.August Four, Year-Of-Our-Lord Blues 7.Chickadees' Roar Pt. 2
4.Heavy Calls & Hospitals Blues 8.I Am No Longer A Motherless Child