Familiars

June 17, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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5:36
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7:03
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4:59
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5:23
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6:13
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7:41
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6:14
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4:56

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  • Original Release Date: June 17, 2014
  • Release Date: June 17, 2014
  • Label: Anti/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2014 The Antlers, Under Exclusive License To Anti, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 53:15
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  • ASIN: B00J52Z5AO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,802 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By H. Drallmeyer on June 21, 2014
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
First listen I thought..ehh, not so sure but after listening a few times tracks "Hotel" and "Parade" I had to go back to find the entire album is freaking brilliant. Well done Antlerfolks!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Oneill on July 1, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Smooth, beautiful album, highly recommended, the 2 star reviewer is way off the mark
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By Music Addict on August 10, 2014
Format: Audio CD
First, a quick meta-review. Wow, there's something almost impressive (yet depressing) about getting 45 Amazonians to agree they hate your review. I will certainly try to avoid that. On the other hand, the review chronologically preceding this one is the only account that provides details rather than bare opinion about the music, and is therefore rightfully respected, if somewhat hyperbolic.

This was my first exposure to The Antlers, other than reading somewhere that earlier work was predicated on traumatic personal experience. Perhaps for this reason I expected it to be yet another individual masquerading as a group... I'm still not convinced this is the work of a democratic triumvirate.

The first two songs fade in. I felt as if I were calmly entering a small gallery of paintings, gradually approaching the first. The painting analogy is based on the static nature of the songs. They do not progress, they hang in place allowing themselves to be observed and absorbed - I would put this in the impressionist school of music. The only thing that may have changed by the end of the song is volume... have I walked closer for a better view?

As noted, the most consistent sound is a bed of floating brass. The experience was analogous to a more mellow, less rhythmic Calexico. The sound is lush and lovely, simple yet intricate. I would lean toward playing this late at night. The brass arrangements suggest clouds, but no rain.

I see the label of story-teller. But if the artist(s) have something they wanted to tell me, they should have mixed the vocals more prominently. As it stands, the voice intertwines as another instrument. The pleasant but immobile melodies leave me too lethargic to research the lyrics, and I can rarely make out specific words.
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Format: Audio CD
6th album from Brooklyn band—quietly epic, slowly soaring songs with a gentle, almost creepy, beauty that subtly builds in intensity and strength. The arrangements are precise and complex, with a sophistication that never detracts from the soulful, emotion-packed material. Strings, horns and keyboards give the music a feeling of fleshed-out abundance; everything you need to hear is there and in the right place. These are songs with a deep, soothing pull; they can only work because the band’s intentions are so perfectly on target. The thing is, this is not the kind of album I’m normally drawn to; it lacks any sense of what I think of as “rock”—but I find it compelling and irresistible. Recalls bands like Radiohead, Elbow, Arcade Fire, the Dears, Coldplay, the most recent Arctic Monkeys. The Antlers have a special sort of magic that allows them access to a level of mellow, soulful pop credibility which few bands can attain. Simply, irrefutably gorgeous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Riley on July 12, 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
loved it. great fast delivery.
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