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ARTiST: Espers
BiTRATE: 182kbps avg
QUALiTY: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.97 Final / -V2 --vbr-new / 44.100Khz
LABEL: Drag City
GENRE: Indie
SiZE: 65.08 megs
PLAYTiME: 0h 47min 25sec total
RiP DATE: 2009-11-24
STORE DATE: 2009-10-20

Track List:

01. I Cant See Clear 4:14
02. Road of Golden Dust 5:07
03. Caroline 3:22
04. Pearl 4:49
05. That Which Darkly Thrives 5:14
06. Sightings 5:12
07. Meridian 3:13
08. Another Mood Song 6:03
09. Colony 4:18
10. Trollslnda 5:53

Release Notes:


When Philly collective Espers entered the stage with their 2004 self-titled LP,
they rode the freak-folk wave that was then taking over indie and made it
freakier, adding a spaced-out acid-rock sensibility that took them to some
unexplored middle ground between Bert Jansch and Hawkwind. When I interviewed
Devendra Banhart around that time, Banhart made a big point about how the new
weird America vanguard wasnt actually folk at all, pointing out along the way
that the Espers folks were all big Sabbath fans. Made perfect sense. Chuck Eddy
(my former editor at The Village Voice), once pointed out that that first
album-- and the one after it, 2006s II-- sounded like wispy, atmospheric
goth-metal (Katatonia, say, or Candlemass) with all the metal stuff stripped
away. Totally true. It also sounded something like screwed-and-chopped Renn
Faire music. It was some seriously blissed-out opium-den shit.

On III opener I Cant See Clear, somethings different. The tempo has crept up
a couple of notches. The drums are actually audible in the mix. Meg Bairds
voice remains as otherworldly as ever, but shes using it to sing a relatively
straightforward melody. In short, I Cant See Clear sounds like pure Renn
Faire music-- not screwed, not chopped, just straight. Theres still a great
little psych guitar lead in there, but the addictive gloom of previous albums is
gone. And, for the most part, it stays gone throughout III. Only one song breaks
the six-minute barrier. The vocals, from Baird and leader Greg Weeks, arent
quite so buried in the mix. The arrangements come relatively packed and, at
times, almost choked or cluttered. When violins start dive-bombing the lovely
ethereal acoustic harmonies of Sightings, for instance, its like the band is
actively resisting the afghan-rug rapture theyre capable of.

So what weve got here is Espers move toward simplicity and directness, a look
that doesnt suit them especially well. Those arrangements are a big part of the
problem. Weeks has numbers at his disposal-- the first time I saw Espers live,
they peaked at 12 people onstage. And on III, he apparently cant resist using
those numbers. So moments that wouldve worked fine with just an acoustic guitar
or a murmuring organ get both, plus a spindly violin or a flanged-out electric
guitar or some kind of mandolin thing. When youre using all these folks to
crank out some sort of stoned drone-raga, it works a whole lot better than when
youre trying to play a simple folk song. The songs on III seem to want to be
simple folk songs. And unlike on previous albums, the players arent always
pushing each other higher into new celestial realms. Sometimes, theyre just
getting in each others way.

And yet theres an implacable heaviness to this band that III doesnt even come
close to dissipating. Moments on the album rank among the bands heaviest, and a
few of the riffs here (on That Which Darkly Thrives, on Meridian) could be
just utterly kick-ass stoner metal riffs if played on huge distorted guitars
rather than tiny lutes or whatever. If Espers dont float off into the ether on
III as often as they once did, they still get closer, more often, than just
about anyone else who came to prominence during our last great freak-folk wave.
Long may they eerily flutter.






по делу, повторюсь, диск можно было и не делать.
Espers - Espers (2004)
Перезалейте пожалуйста кто-нибудь. В теме все ссылки дохлые.
неправда, моя на народе жива
Greg Weeks

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Певец из Филадельфии, он известен как один из основателей психоделического фолк-рок бэнда «Эсперс». Грег является участником проекта The Valerie. В 2007 он основал студию Language of Stone вместе со своей женой. Его песня «Made» стала саундтреком ролика «Pink», продюсером которого является Чарли Уайт.

Rochester, NY, native Greg Weeks' records sound like lost chamber folk treasures of the late-'60s psychedelic era. Combining finger-picked guitar, Moog, Mellotron, harmonium, and string arrangements, he creates dense, thoughtful songs reminiscent of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and Tim Buckley.
Bleecker Station
Weeks' first album, Fire in the Arms of the Sun, was released on New Jersey's Ba Da Bing! Records in 1999. His hushed and mysterious 2000 follow-up, Bleecker Station, put out by Keyhole Records, was an improvement on his debut. In 2001, Greg Weeks released Awake Like Sleep on Ba Da Bing!. The dark and dreamy album evokes the haunting work of Nico and even pays homage to her sublime version of Jackson Browne's "These Days" with an opening song with the same title.

Greg Weeks - Awake Like Sleep (2001)
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Greg Weeks - Slightly West (2003)
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Greg Weeks - The Hive (2008)
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Meg Baird – "Don't Weigh Down The Light" [2015]
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Label: Drag City
Source: iTunes
Release date: 23.06.2015
Quality: AAC 256 kbps
Total Time: 00:46:26
Total Size: 97,7 Mb
01. Counterfeiters
02. I Don't Mind
03. Mosquito Hawks
04. Back To You
05. Past Houses
06. Leaving Song
07. Stars Unwinding
08. Good Directions
09. Don't Weigh Down The Light
10. Even The Walls Don't Want You To Go
11. Past Houses (reprise)


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