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I see A Darkness

4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 Jun. 1999)
  • Label: Pid
  • ASIN: B000BRINV0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Minor Place
  2. Nomadic Revery (All Around)
  3. I See a Darkness
  4. Another Day Full of Dread
  5. Death to Everyone
  6. Knockturne
  7. Madeleine-Mary
  8. Song for the New Breed
  9. Today I Was an Evil One
  10. Black
  11. Raining in Darling
  12. I Am Drinking Again [*]
  13. Ode #2 [*]

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Where does the newcomer begin with the multi-faceted and multi-named world of Will Oldham? I decided to take the plunge with `I See A Darkness' and I was mighty glad that I did.

This is a tremendous CD from start to finish. The organ-driven opener,`A Minor Place', is one of those glorious tracks that you love on first listen but you never tire of with repeated hearings. Although the rest of the CD takes a little longer to get into, the quality does not dip throughout. The musical style is firmly alt-country, mostly keyboards and acoustic guitars, with a touch of electric here and there, most notably on `Song For the New Breed' where David Pajo takes the lead.

Oldham's voice is hardly strong in the conventional sense, but his slightly broken tones lend a real sense of emotional depth to his darkly skewed lyrical vision.

But the greatest thing about `I See A Darkness' is the melodic strength of the songs which is superb throughout. The songs get into your brain and don't let go. Make this CD part of your life, but be warned, you may find yourself singing some choice lines out loud at inappropriate moments: `The scars of last year's storm/rest like maggots on my arm' might not be appreciated in the office!
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I've been listening to all his records recently, and this one is my favourite. It's simple, heartbreaking, and warming - like all of his really. It's quiet in sound but loud in emotion.

For all those who like their music on the good side of earnest, meloncholic singer/songwriters.

If you like this, do check out the other albums. When Dawn McCarthy joins him, it produces another sublime layer.
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JUST BOUGHT THE ABOVE ALBUM.IT REALLY IMPRESSED ME-I WILL BE LOOKING UP
SOME OF HIS OTHER ALBUMS AS A RESULT OF HEARING THIS GREAT RECORD!

IT BRINGS TO MIND SOME OF LEONARD COHENS EARLIER SONGS AND THIS IS MEANT AS HIGH PRAISE.
ONE CANT BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME AND THIS CD GIVES THE BETTER SIDE OF
GLOOM.BONNIE PRINCE BILLY RULES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Want to know how tuneless and dark your taste in Alt.country / Country Noir can go? This awful CD should tell you. One listen should confirm it - don't bother seeing if it will grow on you.
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