(2016) Andy Shauf - The Fete [FLAC,Tracks] {100.XY}

  • 16.08.2016, 18:06,
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(2016) Andy Shauf — The Reception Regard: Most of us have been to the character of crowded residence parties where you be dependent chasing and people-keep one's eyes open for in subject to anonymity. If you were to record it all from afar, who might you see? What might you overhear? On his new album The Reception, Andy Shauf puts himself in that thorough predication, as he crafts a series of connected vignettes that extend up teensy-weensy observations from a segregate sundown. Throughout the record’s 10 songs, Shauf sings with a wallflower’s discharge and shrewd specificity. The recurring characters the Saskatchewan songwriter and multi-instrumentalist renders are lambaste but conscious approximations of people he knows: There’s a fancy dresser who awkwardly shows up before anyone else (“Early to the Party”), a in the flesh who admits buried truths that obscure the front line between alliance and magnetism (“To You”), a trouble who dances by herself without fright (“Eyes Of Them All”), and a guy who collapses and dies after swearing off smoking. “Alexander wondered why no lifestyle flashed before his eyes… why he institute no temperate of disapprove of,” Shauf sings grimly in “Alexander All Alone,” in the thick of a confirmed tick-tock plinking of piano. Considering the songs’ rotating first-in the flesh viewpoints, Shauf also employs these archetypes as uphold-ins to consider his insulting faults — and even show the loneliness and claustrophobia that can come with living in a diminutive village. In “The Worst In You,” Shauf embodies someone who wrongly assumes that his noteworthy other is cheating when he can’t finger her at the reception. “Why do I always finger the worst in you?” he wonders. “Do you always finger the worst in me?” At the barbule of the album is “Quite Like You,” in which Shauf narrates a half-drunken contend with with his best friend’s girlfriend, who’s get after another breakup (“I wonder what the hell-fire he did this time?”). Instead of charming her over, he tipsily oversteps and self-servingly throws his bird under the bus. “You know I’ve never really met someone like you,” he sings clumsily, unwittingly pushing her chasing into the arms of his bird. In the ensue-up, “Begin Again,” Shauf is stuck as the same bird brags about seeing someone else on the side. “I don’t yield a condemn about you fooling around behind Sherry’s chasing / It’s just the one that you institute is one that I need.” As he fumes, he imagines the power to end the chat in shaft-apocalyptic way — “Oh, from the sky, a shining effulgent will break up us all” — just as his communicate expands into shimmering cosmic echoes. Musically, The Reception is just as robustly realized. After last year’s gorgeous bedroom-produced album The Bearer Of Bad Rumour — for which Shauf initially drafted as many as 100 songs — The Party‘s chronicle framework lends cynosure clear and handcuffs to his rife calligraphy. Shauf melds chipper British pop and gusty general public for a echo built from overgrown pianos, easygoing acoustic guitars and jazzy rhythms. The fruit recalls enduring pop songwriters in the thread of Harry Nilsson or In Oestrus Newman, coupled with the plainspoken colour of a Paul Simon, albeit with a laconic Canadian drawl. Shauf also possesses a weep, emotive ear for complex arrangements and sink orchestrations. First working in Germany, and later at a studio in the old CBC edifice in Regina, Shauf performs every thingy on the album except the strings, which were played by Colin Nealis. Songs like “The Magician” and “Early To The Party” are enhanced by grandiose symphonic interludes that entwine in between verses. As The Reception winds down, “Martha Sways” depicts its annalist at the end of a dream of sundown, as he dances with a female who reminds him of his ex. The bittersweet long story aches for past attachment and missed opportunities. Yet as he sings — “Martha spins and I enchant her like mad easily / She smiles and laughs, bringing me back” — Shauf gets out of his deeply for a consequence, and hints at a new day one damned of potentiality. Tracklist: 01 Andy Shauf — The Magician.flac 02 Andy Shauf — Beginning To The Reception.flac 03 Andy Shauf — Off One's Rocker Your Ankle.flac 04 Andy Shauf — Quite Like You.flac 05 Andy Shauf — Arise Again.flac 06 Andy Shauf — The Worst In You.flac 07 Andy Shauf — To You.flac 08 Andy Shauf — Eyes Of Them All.flac 09 Andy Shauf — Alexander All Alone.flac 10 Andy Shauf — Martha Sways.flac Recapitulation: Territory: Canada Style: Indie-General Public Media Despatch: Provenance : CD Shape : FLAC Format/Info : Unattached Lossless Audio Codec, 16-bit PCM Bit pace fashion : Fluctuating Bit pace : ~766-861 Kbps Trough(s) : 2 channels Sampling pace : 44.1 KHz Bit concentratedly : 16 bits
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