Thursday, May 14, 2009

Emily Wells- The Symphonies

Artist: Emily Wells
Album: The Symphonies
Genre: Indie, Freak Folk, Trip-Hop
Year: 2008
Country of Origin: USA
  1. Symphony 1 In the Barrel of a Gun
  2. Symphony 2 & the Click Boom Boom
  3. Symphony 3: The Story (Featuring Count Bass D)
  4. Symphony 4: America's Mercy War
  5. Symphony 5 Was a Surprise
  6. Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix
  7. Symphony 7: Dreams Memories & Heaven
  8. Symphony 8 & the Canary's Last Take
  9. Symphony 9 & the Sunshine
  10. Symphony 10: Could This Really Be the End?
As has been stated many times, Emily Wells is an "anomoly" (a word used by many critics). She's a multi-instrumentalist that was offered a major record deal at 18, denied it, and now has released two albums on her own accord, with "The Symphonies" being her most recent. Emily Wells' voice is a cross between Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart though she often sounds like Beth Gibbons of Portishead (though the music is quite different than that of Portishead). She frequently uses violins (arguably her main instrument), looping, drum machines, and children's instruments (including toy echo mics that I definitely remember playing with as a child). In short, Emily Wells is creativity in music; she fuses genres in a very accesible way. Even fans of Post-Rock, especially you, Tim, will more than likely enjoy this. Right now, Emily is definitely the coolest artist I have came accross in a while.

Here it is.

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