Label: Matador - OLE 642-2 Format: CD Album Country: UK Genre: Rock Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Thalia Hall. Transfiguration of Vincent M. Electric Ballroom. More Rain M. I think the energy on this album could be a bit better, and with some slightly altered production values, cut a few songs, and add in some more of M. Love this music.
Form Festival. MRG30 Festival. Haw River Ballroom. Richmond Music Hall. Bowery Ballroom. The Press Room. Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Rough Trade. Brighton Music Hall. Port City Music Hall. Foufounes Electriques. Phoenix Concert Theatre. The Monkey House.
Bar le Ritz. Sugar Magnolia Cafe. Camp Greensky Music Festival. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Live at Leeds. Ambrose West. Highland Park Ebell. Kilby Court. Treefort Music Fest. Holland Project. Cellar Door. Brooklyn Bazaar. Park Church Co-Op. Cactus Club. Thalia Hall. Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Churchill Dancehall. Larimer Lounge. Slowdown Jr. The Raccoon Motel. Dogfish Head. Brooklyn Steel. White Eagle Hall. Valley of the Vapors. Rough Trade NYC. Paradiso Noord, Tuinzaal. Title by Artist. You Still Believe in Me.
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I was intruiged enough to hop on over to Amazon to see what more I could find out about this M. Ward, and see what my ears could hear. After getting a small taste of each track, I was compelled to purchase the album.
When it arrived, I played it. And played it. I have become enchanted, entranced and mesmerized. The album title describes it best: First thing in the morning, last thing at at night, driving from here to there and everywhere in between, kicking back and taking time to soak in every note, this album magically fits it all. But it does. This time for another redhotmama who enjoys true, real, musicianship with a twist of life thrown in.
Be a believer. Buy the album. This album by M. On the whole, Transistor Radio could have benefited from a little less attention to spacey production values and more attention to songwriting. To me, the major emphasis of the album we less the songs, and more about using a variety of Lo-Fi production values to evoke a vague, dreamy nostalgic feeling. The arrangements are by and large interesting and engaging, but often things are obscured by too much reverb, most especially M.
Reverb is a taste thing, but in my opinion it distracts from the stronger songs on the album and fails to help the weaker ones. I think the energy on this album could be a bit better, and with some slightly altered production values, cut a few songs, and add in some more of M.
This has so much diversity, from the beautiful acoustic sounds of the opening and closing tracks, to the chugging, swinging boogaloo of "Big Boat," to the dark "Sweethearts On Parade. Buy this. Support the birth of real artists. One person found this helpful. And while The End of Amnesia 2 is perhaps the tightest and most cohesive collection and The Transfiguration of Vincent 3 his most spectacular and powerful offering, Transistor Radio feels like the logical extension and continuance of all that has come before.
In short, it sounds like the perfect "next step" for a man who is all but baring his musical soul and genius for us to hear. His breadth and depth is staggering when you put all four stops on the Ward highway togethereverything from classical virtuosity to rockability ala Sun Records to beautiful melodies with poetry for lyrics. Sounds this beautiful and vast come along once a generation, or less, and musical talent this certain and apparent is rare, very rare.
When he plays the piano he does so in keys, combinations, and physical places on the piano that I never really knew were there or accessible listen to the opening chords of "here comes the sun" or "seashell tale" for instance.
When he plays the guitar, well And when he sings, well, just never mind. Start anywhere and work your way back or forward:
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