I've been following A Silver Mt Zion since the beginning, and I can't get enough. I'm always excited to see what they've come up with next.
So after buying this album and listening to it several times, I went back and listened to each of their other albums from start to finish, one after another. Each album is quite different and should be enjoyed in it's own right, without comparing them to each other. My own impressions of their music cannot be put down in words. This kind of music must be experienced, not described. Brilliant and awe-inspiring is about the closest I can come in terms of descriptions. Expressions of Truth, Beauty, sadness, brutal honesty, reflection and Hope are encoded throughout.
"But there there ain't no Truth but the No-Truth but the No-Truth, yeah!"
"Ain't no Thing but the Nothing but the Nothing, yeah!"
"Ain't no Fall but the long Fall is a long Fall, yeah!
"And there ain't no Light but the True Light is a Dim Light, yeah!"
-- There is a Light
I may like this album a little better than their other more recent offerings. For me, this album marks a return to the core of what A Silver Mt Zion is. They have refined their approach, using what works best, and in the process they have created a really unique sound. Fresh, raw and organic. Honest, and brilliant. Just how I like it!
If you are fan, then please support this artist and buy their album! This kind of ingenuity and artistry needs to be encouraged. I only wish there were more artists like A Silver Mt Zion.