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In Ear Park

Tori Amos, Department of EaglesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 7, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4ad Records
  • ASIN: B001BL8J1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,659 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

In Ear Park is a colorful and expansive album, an intimate and personal collection of songs; much of the material that Daniel brought to In Ear Park draws on memories from his childhood, especially those relating to his father, who passed away in 2007 and to whom the album is dedicated (the title track is a nickname for a park in Los Angeles that the two used to visit). Many of Fred's contributions relate to similar themes of nostalgia and mortality, giving the album at times an elegiac feel. In Ear Park is also full of joyful moments, lush production and concise songwriting. From the early demos to the final mix, it took roughly four years for the group to complete this new collection of eleven songs.

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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful October 10, 2008
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Format:Audio CD
For those who may not be familiar with contemporary improvisational music, there is a label out of Munich, Germany run by Manfred Eicher called ECM. Since 1969, they have produced some of the most beautiful and in some cases, the most highly influential records the genre has to offer. The records are generally done in roughly 3 to 4 days, leaving little room for studio tampering. Eicher is tyrannically opposed to overdubbing and over-producing, allowing the music to retain a very spontaneous atmosphere, as well as a very organic one. The music in most cases, reflects a wider world influence infusing not only elements of modern North American jazz, but classical European harmony and world folk.

The new record from Grizzly Bear member Daniel Rossen and long time musical collaborator Fred Nicolaus reminds me of one of Eicher's records. It's sparse arrangements coupled with dense harmonies and often-shambolic rhythms, brings to mind early Ralph Towner records. The chord structures used here are certainly not the generic ones found on most pop records, as with Grizzly Bear's Yellow House, chords are often realized beyond their mere 3 note applications and extend into the upper regions of the chord's implied harmony (extended 7th's and 9th's). The vocals are recorded in such a way that separating them from the music is impossible. They almost function as an instrument, that's not to detract from the lyrical content, but instead, enhances the experience by placing you as a listener right there with them throughout the whole record.

Discussing the lyrical content of this record would probably be a disservice, mostly because it really does transcend words for the most part.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album Akin to Grizzly Bear August 26, 2009
Format:Audio CD
While Grizzly Bear has been generating quite a stir, this album appears to have, for the most part, slipped right past the radar. At least, this was the case for me. I picked up this album recently and was impressed with the ability of these two artists to layer simple sounds to create a complex arrangement. I think that most of these songs are best in the context of the album as a whole, in other words the one thing this album doesn't really have is many "hit" songs . That is not to say it is completely void of them however. The track "No One Does It Like You" is particularly good with some catchy hooks. Neither is the lack of hits a bad thing. Albums like this one are best appreciated when you can sit down and devote 3/4 of an hour to listening to the whole thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunted and Reflective Folk Masterpiece December 23, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Memories are ghosts. We try to ignore their existence as we struggle blindly into the future. We have our grown-up hopes and ambitions, our schedules and attentions as maxed out as our credit cards until that moment when our memories are summoned up to haunt us again without warning. The incantations are quick and simple; a cup of coffee in a dark blue cup, the pealing dashboard or a dusty Oldsmobile, a child's voice singing to himself down a wooden hallway, and suddenly there is another presence in our minds. We are drawn back into our past as if in a dream. And it's in these woozy half formed memories that we find The Department of Eagles relaxing on their guitars and drums waiting to soundtrack our journey. Because memories are ghosts and the Department of Eagles are a band of ghosts. In Ear Park plays like the mysterious sonnet from a band chained to songs that relive a past full of joy, sincerity, love, honor and hope that they cannot help but see, hear, smell, taste, and always feel. But they paint into the landscape of the songs the same pain, uncertainty, insecurity and regret of people who, like any of us, can never again touch or change their past. They are cemented to it, chained to it, and this is their story.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars f--king outstanding! October 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
It's one of the best albums I've heard in years. A cross between Beirut and Radiohead. Every song is spectacular. Masterpiece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome cd December 6, 2013
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If you're here, chances are you like Grozzly Bear. This cd is great, must have for Grizzly Bear fans. Moody, atmospheric, indie, good song writing. One of my favorites drone them, I hope they come out with more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Rossen's voice does it again January 22, 2013
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These two fellas are damn good at what they do in this album. If you like Grizzly Bear (and Dan Rossen's voice), you will surely enjoy this LP. Definitely worth the buy. Fantastically mixed and produced
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE December 22, 2012
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I love this.... why do I have to write 17 more words? I just love it, that is all. period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Ear Park December 19, 2012
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I rank this as one of the best CD's I've listened to for some time. It is very considered and yet spontaneous songwriting. It is a wonderful showcase of Dan Rossen's talent and intellect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinning on the Ballroom Floor!
I only recently discovered Grizzly Bear on my local community radio station. I fell in love with Veckatimest and thought I'd explore In Ear Park after sampling a few songs off it. Read more
Published on February 16, 2010 by Patrick Rollinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
Department of Eagles has created a sonic wonderland on their first official release. Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and Fred Nicolaus comprise the group and have honed their skills... Read more
Published on July 9, 2009 by Greg Kinne
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a side-project
Department of Eagles is a side-project of sorts for Grizzly Bear member Daniel Rossen, along with main collaborator Fred Nicolaus. Read more
Published on April 5, 2009 by Paul Allaer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Underated
As one of the few people to know or care about Department of Eagles, Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus worked as a band before Daniel went on to Grizzly Bear. Read more
Published on February 23, 2009 by Matt the person
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever.
Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus have to be geniuses. This album is completely beautiful, and nearly everything about it is amazing. Read more
Published on February 10, 2009 by Pamela H. Stevenson
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and disappointing
Much the same through out with the exception of the second song (which is quite good).
Published on January 13, 2009 by Gene Thiel
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of 2008
Even though this album received considerable praise upon its release, its absence from many "best of" lists over the last couple weeks surprises me. Read more
Published on December 15, 2008 by J. Shanes
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