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You & Me

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The new album by The Walkmen, You & Me is sublime – it’s their best work yet.

If the first couple of tracks don’t grab you, hold on for the rest of the ride, as it picks up on “The New Year” and keeps going. Hamilton Leithauser doesn’t have the world’s most subtle vocal instrument at his disposal, but I have much respect for men who lay it on the line as much as he does. AutoTuned masses, cower at his feet.

Sonically speaking the whole thing is perfectly recorded. It’s an absolute treat to listen to, in particular when compare to A Hundred Miles Off which erred too much on the “let’s make this sound brighter” side.  It’s got this warm slinky thing going on to perfectly complement the mood of the songs that albums in the Digital Age (including some I’ve mixed) sorely lack.

I dropped five bucks on it a couple weeks ago on Amie Street – the proceeds of which went on to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (a place I’ve visited once or twice) – and I do believe I will pick up a physical copy once I’ve got the means.

Written by Adam N. Copeland

August 19, 2008 - 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm

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Richard

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Probably the most simple song I’ve written yet, musically that is. The words have enough punch by themselves and I didn’t want them to be overwhelmed. It’s called “Richard”, and is named after someone in my history, but it could very well be a metaphor for me.

http://hyperlogia.com/music/richard.mp3

I’ll likely put together a better recorded version later as the time is available to me. I’m thinking there could be a nice chorus of angels and a musical saw and so forth. This was just to be a sketch so I could remember some vocal ideas but it turned out so good that I figured I’d share. Ignore the false start!

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August 8, 2008 - 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm

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Interview with Alan Moore

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Interesting interview with Watchmen author Alan Moore over here.

There’s an awful lot of synasthesia, I mean one of the greatest writers, a lot of the greatest writers, one of my favourites, Vladimir [Nabokov], he was a synasthetic…to him, the letter ‘O’ was white, the word ‘Moscow’ was green flecked with gold…olive green, flecked with gold. I can see that. And it’s a good thing to try and develop. Synasthesia is a great literary tool.

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August 6, 2008 - 2:08 am at 2:08 am

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