But there's rarely self-pity at play in these songs. It's a challenge. Meanwhile, "Positive People" seems to take a jab at the domestic life, at how "positive people are having children", but it's more complicated than all that. The song doesn't so much decry family as it does tear down the old, faded image of "mister and missus".
It tears away at an image that seems to create union but really isolates and excludes. The album can turn darker as well, turning to perhaps the toughest moments to move past.
If Webb is attached to someone going through something hard here, he is also letting go a little, not trying to save anyone but to, once again, leave them to find a better space. The album tackles the mortality this song hints at more directly on "What Part of You". But it also affirms fledgling steps away from these shadows of the past into the soft light of a better present on "Translator", and the album ends with the front-porch stomp of "Someplace I'm Supposed to Be" where in Webb is still inching towards that real life, inching towards the people around him.
It is, in the end, an album about connection, and so the sweet sparseness of these songs is both a ruse and a brilliant depiction of how an individual life, the one we tend to lead in youth, becomes the kind of life that fits in somewhere, with other people, family or not. Webb picks out the details beautifully here, and if he howled with the Constantines, here his voice gets all its tension from holding back, from staying quiet.
In fact, the album itself is at its best when it pulls at the edges of its own quiet. The few moments that bloom up big and lush here sand a bit of edge off these striking songs, but overall Free Will is a convincing and solid achievement from Webb.
So while it's exciting to hear the Constantines will be back playing shows, to let that news drown out this sweet record would be a mistake. On everything from climate change to gender identity, archaeologists offer vital insight into LP issues. Shifting gears from aspiring electropop princess to rock 'n' rule dream queen, Toronto's DYLYN is re-examining her life while searching for truth with a new song and a very scary-good music video.
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This vinyl edition features the previously unreleased title track and features new album art. Heliosound grew from their earliest days of covers of Eno and Spacemen 3 into a wide-ranging quilt of heavy sludge metal guitar tones, shoegaze drone rock, and occasional girl group vocal harmonies. The album features songs performed on the oud, nay flute, and both djembe and tchung drums. Released last year on CD — now available on vinyl.
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Ina team of Japanese roboticists was assembled with the challenge of creating a music-performing system that was beyond the capabilities of the most advanced musicians — Z-Machines were the result. With scathing commentary laid down by hateful blackened vocals, the band delivers some of the most crushing riffs in ages.
Incredibly deep tones and bludgeoning drumming are combined with a surprising amount of melody, making for a powerfully heavy release. HQgm with gatefold jacket. Odyssey is not only his finest album LP also a certified classic of the modern jazz avant-garde. Mastered at 45rpm from the original analog tapes. Heavy and psychedelic rock, dark and moody folk-pop and stoic cinematic tracks.
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