Programmes, Vol. I - The Pleasure Principle

November 3, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Label: Woolgather
  • Copyright: 2009 Woolgather
  • Total Length: 51:33
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  • ASIN: B002VON4TM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,669 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The vast range of human emotion is enormous and magnificent in its scope. Woolgather have managed to construct a record that captures nearly every aspect of feeling with an unwavering haunting splendor. On their full length debut album "Programmes: Vol. I - The Pleasure Principle," the Austin, TX quartet has managed to create a stunning blend of dark beauty, artistic exploration, and explosively vulnerable passion. Delicate piano accompanies ghostly guitars, cleverly shifting rhythms, post-rock ambient drifts, and an outstanding vocal performance. Progressive song structures, deeply hypnotic melodies, and strong emotive vocals combine together for the one of the purest "art rock" debuts since Dredg, Shun, Downside, and Wintersleep first dazzled audiences. Delicate acoustics and pianos collide with distorted waves and a lumbering heavy emotional depth that's as striking as it is menacing. The album contains an expertly crafted contrast between vivid and bleak, with an overall sound that proves focused and mature. If this masterpiece of an album wasn't enough, it is only the first half of the full picture "Programmes (I & II) - Fons et Origo," an epic concept album based on Sigmund Freud's work, "Civilization and It's Discontents". The second disc, "Programmes: Vol. II - The Reality Principle" will be released this winter, containing a more experimental and heavier instrumental focus.

The strikingly beautiful album rolls in with the gentle build of "Sticks and Stones," expanding from the piano introduction with layers of wide open guitars, and delicately precise drumming. Casey Tipton's vocal embrace is powerful and introspective as he asks "how do I build myself back up to Heaven, I could swear I was just there".
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