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Violet Cries (Bonus Track Edition)

31 Jan 2011 | Format: MP3

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Time
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5:46
2
3:54
3
2:58
4
5:23
5
4:44
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4:24
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4:28
8
1:20
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6:12
10
4:35
11
4:49


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Jan 2011
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2010 Matador Records Limited
  • Total Length: 48:33
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004GXJIW8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,415 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevininails on 8 Nov 2012
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Violent Cries is an album that speaks alone!It makes you feel all different kind of unstoppable of emotions from the first track till the last!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Berry on 12 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
I went to see Esben and the Witch in Nottingham in early Feb 2011. I had heard their stuff on myspace and I has also seen the reviews. I have to say I was looking forward to the gig and was not disappointed. They produced a real stirring performance using an array of great sound effects, kettle drums and ethereal vocals. Anyway, following the gig, I was looking forward to hearing Violet Cries, and was also not disappointed either. There is no band like them at the moment. They write very eclectic songs, big on atmosphere and subtlety. The singer sounds like Siouxsie Sioux, but also has her own distinct style. The highlight of the album for me is Chorea - this is a brilliant song with excellent soundscapes, and words probably do not do it justice. If you want to here something different, and like 'real' indie bands that write songs from the heart, then give this CD a try. You will not be disappointed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
Brighton has its own way of throwing up wonderful
little pieces of weirdness from time to time. The
Sussex seaside town has always fostered a spirit of
bohemian independence and tolerance of difference.

Esben and The Witch are a colourful three-piece
ensemble comprising Rachel Davies/Vocals with
Daniel Copeman and Thomas Fisher who together
weave a rich and dense tapestry of sound around
her. Ms Davies has a fine pair of lungs and what
she lacks in accuracy of pitch and tonal colour
she more than makes up for with energy and volume.
(In certain moments she also possesses a plaintive
folksy quality which can be strangely haunting).

The ten songs in the collection are, as befits the
band's name, atmospherically dark and sonically
unsettling. This is music which would be perfecly
at home in shadowy crypts and cloisters, in the
dusty corners of derelict farmsteads and the howling
heart of a windswept forest clearing at midnight, where
unhappy souls struggle to escape the cruel cold grasp of
briar and bracken. Twitchy-witchy music in other words!

Ms Davies is at her unearthly best on a composition such
as 'Marine Fields Glow'. The eerie thematic material gives
her voice room to breath and flow (albeit that she may well
have been wrapped in a shroud during its performance!)
She sounds perfectly happy and at home in the gloom.

In contrast 'Marching Song' hammers out a doom-laden riff
against which she intones like a she-wolf with a grudge to settle.
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By Mo Patrick on 7 Dec 2011
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A lovely album, that I had hummed and hawed about for a while, but I am glad I decided to go for it. Well worth a listen
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By stue on 30 Sep 2011
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Esben and the witch
Violet Cries review
Ethereal sounds scapes from The coast Esben And The Witch are an emersive transcendental music trio from brighton.
Like the Danish fairy tale they take there name from they cunjor a varied lucid and dream like landscape but like all truly memorable fairy tales there are fervent pockets of darkness there new release violet cries by no means a bubble bath fantasy the tracks marching song and warpath provide a heathing swell of emotive drama and darkness to the mix marching song in particular witch builds to a deafening almost unnerving crescendo, where as tracks like marine fields glow provide a positively haulncgenic calming euphoria .
The band also expresses a pioneering sesnse of expsperamentation, with unique vocal hooks and argenmeants and time signatures with out spiraling if into self indulgent anarchic experimental tangents .
This combination of haorring emotional darkness and almost dream like sonic suspension proves to be a winning combination , the bands sound oozes integrtaty lashesing the bands complex sonic architecture with effot less creativity. The overall effect is a truly masterful body of work and a truly superb debut.
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By Hedgehog on 20 April 2011
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There is some serious musical talent going on here, and at times the sounds or you could say soundscapes, are so layered as to create a really powerful experience in the listener, one of such depth that you find yourself immersed in your own imagery, whether for better or worse! Dark and intense - often, powerful and absorbing.
I truly enjoyed this debut album...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr.Vollin on 22 Mar 2011
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I'm going to cut to the chase here. This is a fantastic album. I must admit i hadn't really heard of the band until recently (where i stumbled upon the video to Marching song) but since making their equantence i have been continually amazed at their creativity. This album is a musical journey that moves across a vast spectrum of emotions and will still have you discovering new wonders after many, many listens. Beautiful and inventive music, imaginative song structure, haunting vocals, this has it all. Highly recommended. On a personal note i would have liked to have seen the bands songs 'Corridors' , 'Lucia at the precipice' and 'about this peninsula' included but thats only because i would have liked my favorites on one disk. Buy the album then seek out their other work. You will not be disappointed. Without doubt one of the best albums iv'e ever purchased.
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