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Deals and Shenanigans. Tags baroque pop dream pop Indie pop. Previous Story. Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August One of the most subtle, yet effective, musical choice here is Bat For Lashes use of recurring motifs.
The most prevalent of these is the synthesized harp sound of the omnichord; a modern update of her signature autoharp. Melodic ideas also reoccur at points in the album and this too gives the album cohesion. By recalling the unbridled hope of the opening track at this point in the narrative Bat For Lashes is able to hammer home the tragedy of her protagonist without explicitly saying anything.
Sunday Love is equally broken and enraged, the instrumentation is restless — a barely contained simmer — whilst its melodies are yearning and sorrowful. The hardest part is handling the pathos and sorrow appropriately without the venture becoming maudlin.
For the most part Khan does a very good job of moving through the grief cycle evocatively and delicately. There is another way to look at the album. She suggests that marriage is not a panacea or final destination but the beginning of a very challenging journey. Khan has said on the subject of marriage she has reached a place in her life where everyone around her seems to be getting married, and she is trying to parse out where her true desires on the subject lay. Even if you have a down on weddings and marriage, the album can be seen on a wider stage.
In broader strokes it is as an album that is dealing with the unimaginable. The release examines how to survive the tragedies of life. She aptly sets the mood for the message of each song. These shows will be intimate — vocal […]. Scroll down to […]. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.Jun 10, · referencing The Bride, 2xLP, Album, Pic + CD, Album + Box, Ltd, Beautiful set with great sounding picture discs. Since these ARE picture disc they have the typical hiss but if you crank them it is inaudible/5().