SongOfTheFens
SongOfTheFens
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"Crack Up", as a title, feels all the more appropriate with the arrival of "Shore".

The former was fractured not just in name; the sound was erosion personified, the breaking down of composure when facing the breadth of life, as if watching waves slice the bluffs that hold your home in place.
The latter is less companion piece, more conclusion. The swell washes out, and as it recedes, a shoreline is birthed anew from the froth. You descend to the shore, and gaze up at ... read more
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Agnes Obel is an artist of mood.

Her debut "Philharmonics" revels in it’s brooding simplicity, Obel pairs her wistful voice with a single guitar or piano as you wander through neverending, yet familiar halls. The broader chamber instrumentation of "Aventine" burns hot, as you search desperately for its light in heavy stygian black. The manipulated vocals and vitreous violins refracting across crystalline walls disorients you, lost forever as a "Citizen of ... read more
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"And if there have to be words, they could just be: now only, and there's no end."

Thank you, Phil. You shared with us your entire being for over 20 years. I hope you've found as much solace in you as all of us have.
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Something I’ve noticed with political lyrics in hip hop, punk, etc. is that they can tend to get a bit stuck in a certain time period or era, and feel less relevant and emotive with the hindsight granted by the passing of time, compared to when they were written.

However
Many of the lyrics on RTJ4 could have been written 5, 15, 50 years ago, and the potency they hold would be as strong as ever.

Because, ultimately, what has changed between the black community and those who are meant ... read more
Sep 24, 2020
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