Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Seabear - The Ghost That Carried Us Away

Seabear
The Ghost That Carried Us Away
(10.2007, Morr Music)
9.0/10

Have you ever been somewhere that you feel incredibly safe, the sun coming though a window, wrapped in a blanket, closing your eyes in the mid afternoon, and just realizing how incredible it feels to be in that place, alive, taking a nap, reading a book, or just thinking? The Ghost That Carried Us Away feels like a soundtrack to just those moments. It's soft and simple, and yet somehow very full and abundant. It's pattering drum beats keep the music optimistic, while the cool, slowly sung vocals keep it mellow. A myriad of other instruments fill in any bare spots leaving a warm innocent acoustic sound that is emotional in a subtle way. The Ghost That Carried Us Away is an incredibly appealing album, but not in an in-your-face kind of way. It won't jump out and force you to love it. Rather, it waits for you to be listening to it at the right moment, and Fall seems to have a lot of those right moments. It's Earthy sound, wandering violins, slight tambourine, piano, and dual vocals perfectly compliment falling leaves, afternoon walks, and blankets.

-Sassigrass

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1 comment:

Mr. Thistle said...

Lovely like a quilt.