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Old 12-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This Is Fire (2006) by Spires That in the Sunset Rise



This Is Fire, Spires That in the Sunset Rise's most accessible album, is not only a great entry point for the band (an all-female one at that), but also free folk and avant-folk. Of course, I use the term "accessible" lightly mainly due to the fact that this album is still very experimental... Squeaky/beautiful violins, ominous guitar playing, and vocals similar to that of The Raincoats and (occasionally) the almighty Comus. This band is slowly becoming one of my favorite folk artists... along with Big Blood, Jandek, and Bert Jansch, and I hope we all get a chance to listen and discuss it in the future.

This album won a recent selection poll of http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...lbum-club.html - but of course everyone is welcome to join in the debate.

So, anyone have an opinion they want to share ?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have listened to this album a few times and accessible probably isn't a description that would have occurred to me. I get the sense that they maybe take themselves a little too seriously and this probably impedes my enjoyment of something that may otherwise be an interesting album. I might come back to it when I'm in a different head space because I'm probably a little susceptible at the moment to the disquiet of this album.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I`ve been struggling for a couple of days with an album that turns out not to be This Is Fire, but is actually the self-titled debut album by Spires. It`s a little unfair, but on the basis of the debut, I don`t think I`ll be tracking down This Is Fire any time soon.
What I listened to was a group apparently striving to sound like a witches coven, which they did quite convincingly. Usually, with the witches scene in a play or movie, you move on pretty quickly to the drama itself, but there`s no story here, so you`re just left with a collection of overly-theatrical songs and declamations which I found pretty grating TBH, especially the women`s cracked, crone voices.

My apologies to JP and Spires if I am doing an injustice to the more accessible This Is Fire by reviewing an earlier album.
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