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Heal

23 Jun 2014

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  • Original Release Date: 24 Jun 2014
  • Label: Dead Oceans
  • Copyright: 2014 Dead Oceans
  • Total Length: 42:36
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  • ASIN: B00KW9VRBK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,231 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
Strand of Oaks is the project by songwriter/musician Tim Showalter which has to date tended to be positioned in that category of sensitive folk rock alongside peers like Bon Iver and Iron & Wine. For this new album "Heal" it appears that Showalter has been eating raw meat since this is firmly a a rock record and often a very hard rock record. The presence of J Mascis one of the greatest guitarists plugging into an amplifier on the opening track on "Goshen 97" tells a story in its own right. It is s thumping pile driving song with hooks to spare where Showalter declares "I found my dad's old tape machine/ That's where the magic began". The track sets the tone for a noisy and often brilliant album.

Other tracks of note include the edgy title track with its War on Drugs overtones and (bless his heart) an epic tribute to Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia entitled "JM", stretching over seven glorious minutes and ending with a guitar wig out not heard since "Cortez the Killer". Charting the difference on "Heal" between this unabashed rock approach and previous acoustic based records is nowhere more pronounced on the excellent "For Me" which has hints of the Smashing Pumpkins in its construction. Equally the "Same Emotions" sees him introduce synths and push into that territory which could actually produce a hit single. Finally the more sensitive side of Showalter returns on the final track "Wait for love" where he stretches out into a an expansive piano ballad which eventually breaks out to showers of bubbling synths and great vocals (a feature throughout the whole album).

"Heal" is really a significant shift from anything Showalter has previously done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CBaill on 24 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after hearing the single, Goshen '97, on the radio. The J Mascis guitar brought me in, but the song-writing made me stay!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg on 18 Nov 2014
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Simply put this is the best album I've heard all year.
The opening track is a killer and immediately sets the tone for a piece of work that boasts a unique
sonic identity. The songs themselves are brilliantly written but the recording and production enhance everything immeasurably.
You can tell there's a clear idea of how he wanted these tracks to sound. Nothing feels superfluous. Every element belongs.
I actually had to stop myself listening after a while because I was afraid of killing the joy through overplay so I lent the
CD to a friend and deleted it from my computer. I miss it so much I've found myself watching live performances of Goshen '97 on Youtube while browsing. It really is that addictive.
Like any album of worth its greatness is not immediate so let it grow. It rewards repeat listening like few recordings I've heard in the last decade.
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Really liked 'End In Flames' from a few years back, but most of Tim's stuff was a bit too quiet for my taste, but this is something else. From the opening guitar right through it is LOUD, but the songwriting still shines through. And if I'm truthful it's got me listening to the early stuff again, and then I play Heal again, and then the early stuff, you know what I'm saying... It's good, in fact I'm going to play it again now, see ya...
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