Various Artists / Betrayed By The Angels / Apropos Of Golden Dreams
Album: Betrayed By The Angels / Apropos Of Golden Dreams   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Mar 2014
Label:Bridgetown Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-03-14 Pull Date: 2014-05-16 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 20 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 23 Mar 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 10, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
Empyrean Waltzes
4. Apr 02, 2014: minimum entropy
Watercourse Way, Empyrean Waltzes
2. Apr 16, 2014: minimum entropy
Against Words
5. Mar 26, 2014: minimum entropy
Truth And Falling
3. Apr 10, 2014: Aporeia
"Betrayed by the Angels"
6. Mar 20, 2014: The Sunset Life
Watercourse Way, Empyrean Waltzes, Golden Dreams

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-03-13
Kevin Greenspon / Former Selves – Betrayed by the Angels / Apropos of Golden Dreams
Bridgetown 2013

Beautiful split album by two ambient icons, East Bay’s Former Selves (Day of Noise 2014 performer!) and LA’s Kevin Greenspon. Greenspon’s side verges into darker, more abstract and noisy territory, but soft synth pads and gentle, slow soundscapes still make it very accessible ambient. Former Seles takes the accessibility up a notch and crafts dreamy, perfect aural narcotics. Play any/all tracks—it’s that good.
RIYL Derek Rogers, Eluvium,

Kevin Greenspon
1. (3:20) a gentle, frigid drone
2. **(4:14) light, echoing guitar plucking, foggy synth background gets trampled by bursts of harsh noise, somehow a perfect balance is struck between the two
3. (0:43) brief, slow, wandering synth melody
4. (1:45) Eno meets Bach?
5. (3:01) see 4, slightly more eerie vibe
6. (2:46) dark staticky drones mellow out, melt into blissful rays of sunlight
7. (3:38) weird cycling piano loop in reverse, more baroque ambient noodling over washes of static

Former Selves
8. (5:00)* lovesick lullaby
9. (7:24) heartbreaking hymnal
10. (6:48)**** falling asleep in a river, drifting out to sea

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Greenspon, Kevin The Last Good Day
2. Greenspon, Kevin Against Words
3. Greenspon, Kevin Muted Guard
4. Greenspon, Kevin On The Other Side Of Silence
5. Greenspon, Kevin Betrayed By Angels
6. Greenspon, Kevin From Concrete To Carelessness
7. Greenspon, Kevin Truth And Falling
8. Former Selves Golden Dreams
9. Former Selves Empyrean Waltzes
10. Former Selves Watercourse Way