Silent Hour / Golden Mile
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Silent Hour / Golden Mile

March 19, 2012

  Song Title
Up On High
Silent Song
Return To Form
Saint Nothing
Golden Mile

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  • Original Release Date: March 19, 2012
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Warp Records Limited
  • Total Length: 23:07
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  • ASIN: B007G0SSB0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,396 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rossen does it again March 26, 2012
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Yet another quality music release from Daniel Rossen. This 23 minute EP does not depart radically from the sounds and styles that Rossen creates with his other acts, Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles. This is not an exploratory electronic album or a free-form jazz odyssey. Songs like Up on High and Return to Form slowly build up from fingerpicking before dramatically opening up with layers of instrumentation and percussion. Silent Song and Golden Mile are more upbeat but still retain Rossen's moody grandeur. Overall, the EP sounds like a continuation of Department of Eagles' Archive, with a bit more polish and with Rossen's electric guitar a bit more in the forefront. His distinctive vocals and melodies are as beautiful and subtle as ever. If you like this, you should also check out his recent contribution to a tribute album, Waterfalls.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Kenneth
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I'm yet to listen to any music by the Department Of Eagles but i have heard Grizzly Bear and i've been meaning to revisit their work for some time now, Daniel Rossen's Silent Hour/Golden Mile is as good a reason as any to speed up my reacquiantance with the Brooklyn quartet and i'll be sure to check out D of E now too. This EP has a lush resonant quality, that really bowled me over upon first listen, Rossen's emotive voice and distinctive guitar playing sound gorgeous when paired with cavernous drum hits and scintillating strings. All this is on display after the opening strums of Up On High which precedes to ebb and flow with beauty and grace, the strings reminscent of Nick Drake's Bryter Layter. Silent Song and Return to Form are similarly epic yet delightfully restrained featuring pastoral guitar and a brushed cymbals. The plaintive piano chords in Saint Nothing evoke the solemn menace of a young Trent Reznor, but sound forlorn and wise with the Rossen's soulful croon over them. The EP ends with the shuffling drums and Faheyesque Guitar of Golden Mile with Rossen singing "For a silent hour, for a golden mile, there is bliss in this mess, there is madness all around" I can't describe this wonderful opus any better than that, except to add here's hoping we get an hour's worth of beauty next time round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daniel Rossen is a GOD! December 18, 2012
By Lisa
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One day there will be a statue in the center square of every city dedicated to Daniel Rossen, for he brought us from the darkness and into the light.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great album June 25, 2013
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I prefer the Grizzly Bear songs with Daniel Rossen on lead vocals, so I'm happy to have his solo album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic September 18, 2012
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This is what the new Grizzly Bear album should've been. raw; emotional; ambitious. This is not only my favorite release this year, ep or otherwise, but also some of my favorite guitar music ever. Every song is an experience, a journey, better than the last. If you're a fan of Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, or rock in general, you owe it to yourself to check this gem out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic` September 3, 2012
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Everything good about Grizzly Bear without the layers of distracting distortion. Here Rossen's unique guitar really shines through and his song structures are buttressed by the clarity. Makes you reevaluate the Grizzly Bear catalog and you wonder if Edward Droste is more of someone who just throws noise and barbershop a the wall as opposed to a musician.
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