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4.0 out of 5 stars His Name Is Alive's 'Mental Illness' Album, 29 Nov 2004
Martin Harley (UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Home Is in Your Head (Audio CD)
His Name Is Alive's second album, from 1991. The dreamlike mood from "Livonia" is absent, but the unsettling lyrical content is still there, this time concerned with mental illness and troubled relationships.
The tracks "The Charmer/Hope Called in Sick/My Feathers Needed Cleaning" form a short suite called "Song of Schizophrenia", whilst "There's Something Between Us and He's Changing My Words" contains the most chilling scream right in the middle. The quiet guitar piece "Sitting Still Moving Still Staring Outlooking" is just beautiful whereas the children on "Put Your Finger In Your Eye" are worrying - take that Carly Simon, Cliff Richard and John & Yoko. Its an album of contrasts: there's a little more acoustic guitar and less blasting feedback than on the debut album, with once again, many quite pretty musical interludes between the songs proper.
If you're new to His Name Is Alive, this isn't a bad place to start. If this album grabs you, then think about moving forwards or backwards to their first or third albums, but not too far (not yet), as they change so much you'd have difficulty believing anything after 2000 was by the same people.
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Home Is in Your Head by His Name Is Alive (Audio CD - 1998)
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