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Maps of Tacit

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  • Audio CD (May 9, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Quarter Stick
  • ASIN: B00004SQWA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Some artists have it all -- songwriting ability, melodic instinct, an ear for arrangement, a flair for lyrics, instrumental chops, spontaneous inspiration.
Shannon Wright is such an artist. After the quiet but commanding masterwork that was Flightsafety, Wright releases Maps of Tacit, a much more dynamic, intense, and strange kind of trip, on par with but different from its predecessor. In general Wright sings with much more abandon on this record, with much more stylistic and emotive diversity, ranging from a shattering howl to a seductive whisper. Eastern-flavoured scales, bits of organ, unswervingly eccentric instrumentation and pure, intelligent lyrical poetry only serve to make the mix more potent.
Opening track "Absentee" is absolutely lovely, with its understated picked guitar pattern and sweepingly beautiful vocal; "Fences of Pales" starts off as a wry waltz but ends with a bleeding plead; "Ribbons of You" features Wright's trademark, twisty drum work and sparkling piano; "Emberdays" rumbles low and mysterious; "Heavy Crown" from Flightsafety is remade here, stripped of the haunting cello part but transformed by Wright's tortured vocal performance into a devastating cry for emancipation.
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By A Customer on January 19, 2001
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Both chillingly raw-nerved and hauntingly poetic, Shannon Wright's songs possess an elusive, strangely affecting quality belied by their simple construct. Elliptical, picked acoustic guitar, elegiac piano and organ, thudding snare -- all handled largely by Wright herself -- lend a baroque elegance to Maps Of Tacit's tattered waltzes and cryptic Southern ballads. At the same time, Wright's stark, obsessive arrangements, paired with her startling quaver of a voice, suggest anxiety, dread and vitriol as much as they do tenderness and beauty. Written on the road and recorded in part with Steve Albini, Maps Of Tacit also trades in some of its predecessor's restraint and grace for an almost frightening immediacy, showcasing Wright's impressive growth as both a songwriter and a vocalist. - Colin Helms: CMJ New Music Report Issue: 665 - May 08, 2000
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What sucked me in about this cd is the ever lingering thoughts of doom and misfortune that plague every lyric. Self loathihg and lack of ability to grasp for reason also apply. I'm NOT saying that Shannon really feels this way..and I PRAY that she doesn't!!
But she hit a nerve here with me and maybe with a lot of people that can't be ignored.
There has NEVER in all my years has been a cd affect me in the way that this one has. I will never be the same. If you want a cd to change your life ...buy this one!!!!!!
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All five of us (who took the time to write a review of this album) are absolutely right: Shannon Wright's sophomore album, Maps of Tacit, is awesome. Well worth buying, if one can handle the dissonance and sorrow abundant in it. Each song is more or less a lamentation, ripe with minor and diminished chords. This album is clearly not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I love it, her songwriting, her singing, her playing. I hope for more tortured souls to discover and enjoy this album.
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By A Customer on December 3, 2002
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Whoever said Shannon is like a "female version of Smog" is wrong. They have toured together, and share the same DIY approach to music (playing all the instruments yourself), but that's where the similarities end. Live, Shannon is absolutely in a rage, all a blur of flying red hair, and occasionally, a writhing mass on the floor, still wailing away on her guitar. Bill Callahan, on the other hand, is very reserved. You can't tell what Shannon is saying in her songs, and her lyrics are nonsensical, wheras when you hear Smog, the words are easy to hear and his writing is very simple and you know exactly what he is trying to put across with his words. Both are very nice to their fans though. I highly recommend seeing Shannon live. Get right up front.
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